Senator William Ligon talks about Week 5 of the legislative session -->
OPINION: Jessica Szilagyi talks about how our behavior toward elected officials fosters the environment for them to abuse their power and position.
Over the next few weeks, the legislature will work on taking the Governor’s budget recommendations and the requested funding needs for Georgia’s agencies by turning them into two bills, the amended budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year and the budget for the 2021 Fiscal Year. The General Assembly will not meet back in general session until Tuesday, Feb. 18, after these extended budget discussions take place.
OPINION: "This law is critical to ensuring that law enforcement around the country have the tools they need to fight the deadly opioid epidemic."
Senator William Ligon talks about week 3 down at the state Capitol.
OPINION: "Years of studies show that educational standards and test scores improve in districts that have broader school options."
OPINION: Marc Hyden opines on the push to reform state laws impacting military spouses.
OPINION: Jessica Szilagyi talks about why citizens and elected officials share equal responsibility in maintaining the integrity of local governments.
OPINION: "Over the past year, the Commission endured a highly publicized investigation and resignation, a leadership vacuum and a leadership transition. The Commission, nevertheless, persevered and achieved."
" I, along with other members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spent the week listening to Governor Brian Kemp and representatives from state agencies and departments to determine the most appropriate methods for moving forward with our budget. " - State Senator William Ligon