Lawmakers return to the state Capitol today and are gearing up for what they hope will be a short legislative session. That’s because they all want to fundraise and can’t do so while working under the Gold Dome. But while your senators and representatives rush out the door, Georgians’ problems still need solving.
As Georgia Lawmakers voted on dozens of bills this week, the majority of the bills passed focused on social issues rather than the economy. A focus analysts say comes as lawmakers face re-election this fall.
Georgia ports officials are asking state lawmakers for $46 million for Savannah harbor deepening in the upcoming legislative session. But it's not the only item they'll be following. Georgia Ports Authority also is interested in the results of a year-long initiative to re-write laws affecting businesses.
The Georgia Legislature kicked off its 2011 session with snow blanketing the Capitol's gold dome. The House and Senate gaveled in at the Capitol Monday morning and are expected to formally elect leaders. The highlight of the day will be the inauguration of Georgia's new governor, Nathan Deal, and the swearing in of the slate of statewide constitutional officers.