Republican leadership Monday in the Georgia House gave everyone a lesson in political cooperation. Representative Edward Lindsey, a Republican representing Atlanta's 54th district, moved to reconsider several bills passed by the House on Crossover Day. Each of the bills was a local measure, sponsored by a Democrat.
Georgia lawmakers have approved a $39.5 billion budget plan for the coming financial year that earmarks roughly $100 million in last-minute money for infrastructure. House and Senate lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve the spending plan for the financial year starting in July. It now heads to Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.
The state House of Representatives proposed a change Tuesday to Georgia's assisted suicide law. The new bill seeks felony punishment for anyone who knowingly and willfully assists someone in taking their life.
Georgia’s Congressional delegation appears divided on whether to vote for the debt resolution plan being re-worked in the U.S. House. Of note among Georgia’s 5 Democratic congressmen, Hank Johnson and David Scott are ‘NO’ or leaning ‘NO’. The others are reviewing changes being made, or did not return messages by air time.
Sellier was recently reelected to his third term. Served on agriculture, consumer affairs, defense, veteran's affairs, education, health and human services committees. Sellier is survived by his wife Judye and three grown children.