Gov. Nathan Deal added a new wrinkle to the state’s ethics conversation in his State of the State address Thursday. It was just one line almost at the end of the governor’s annual speech: “If there is to be an expansion of the code of ethical conduct for members of the General Assembly, it should equally apply to all elected officials at the state and local levels,” Deal said.
The following is the full transcript of the Senate Democratic Caucus' response to Governor Nathan Deal's State of the State address. The response was given by Sen. Steve Henson.
Georgia would keep spending relatively flat under a $19.9 billion budget plan from Gov. Nathan Deal that tries some trims to health care spending while including limited infrastructure and education spending. That figure does not include billions in federal spending.
Leading Georgia Senate officials say they expect the Senate to pass Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal for a new Medicaid financing scheme that will spare lawmakers from voting directly on a tax.
If Governor Nathan Deal’s Eggs and Issues speech Wednesday is any indication much of his State of the State address Thursday will be a mix of good and bad news.