Category: Budget

Speaker Proposes Massive Additional Resources To Aid Law Enforcement

This week’s Courier Herald column: Georgia House Speaker David Ralston this week unveiled a $75 million spending proposal for “Law Enforcement and Mental Health”.   The headline feature of the package is a one-time $1,000 bonus for every POST certified local police officer and sheriff’s deputy in the state.  State law enforcement officers received a $1,000

Legislature Reconvenes To Make Cuts

This week’s Courier Herald column: Georgia’s legislature will reconvene Monday to finish the 40-day session that was abruptly suspended March 13th – officially the 29th legislative day – as the state began to shut down for the Covid-19 pandemic.  With 11 business days remaining, legislators must pass a budget prior to the July 1st beginning

GA Legislature To Re-Convene June 15th

The House and Senate have agreed to return to finish the 2020 session on June 15th. Legislators have 11 business days remaining in the session, and a budget must be passed before the end of the fiscal year which is June 30th. An adjournment resolution spelling out specific session days following the 15th remains a

Appropriations Committees To Hold Joint Virtual Meeting At 11:15am

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees will have another joint meeting this morning, held virtually, at 11:15 am. You can observe this meeting by clicking here. The committees met last week to begin the adjustments needed to the spending plans in progress before the Covid-19 suspension of the General Assembly in March. Members submitted questions