Lawmakers are completing the first full week of the session Friday and they've been pretty darn busy their first few days back at the Gold Dome. Maybe that's because they're really working two sessions: the current one -- which will be too brief, many say, to really do any substantial legislation -- and the next session, which won't begin until 2015. Walking around the halls of the Capitol and talking to lawmakers, lobbyists and others, your GPB News Now correspondent hears one thing over and over again: "Oh no, that won't happen this session but we're getting ready for next session." Wow, they're already getting ready for the next session. Are these folks overachievers? Well, maybe more like pragmatists.
Georgia’s Technical College System Commissioner Ron Jackson said leaders at the state’s technical schools are anxious about how automatic federal budget cuts could impact TCSG the same day Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill to help them.