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Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #12 Sine Die

Ending on a Sour Note The 2021 legislative session may have ended last week on a sour note, but at least it ended on time. I love serving in the Senate, but at midnight last Wednesday night, on Sine Die, I was ready to get out of there! While the media have been focusing mostly […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #11

Despite having spent countless hours in Committee meetings this session discussing election bills, the bill that was signed into law last Thursday was never vetted by the Senate. It completely skipped the committee process, and only had a minimal amount of debate on the floor. That’s because when the Senate originally passed SB 202, it […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #10

  Upcoming Events Join our SD 40 Legislative Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 25th at 7:00 pm so we can answer your questions before Sine Die, the last day of session. Once again, we’ll be joined by several SD 40 House Representatives. Register for the meeting here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/end-of-session-legislative-town-hall-tickets-147405498815 The Final Four The Georgia General Assembly has […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #9

It’s been a year . . . One year ago, life as we knew it came to a screeching halt. But as the earth continued its journey around the sun, millions of Pandemic Warriors have risen up to tend to the crisis. They have cared for the sick, nurtured the bereaved, fed the hungry, kept […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #8

The emotional impact of bad bills was mitigated a bit this week by some personal legislative successes, the hope brought on by a new COVID-19 vaccine, and some warm and sunny weather. The Game of Chairs What happens when two powerful Committee Chairs each support one bill, but oppose the other? A third Chair might […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #7

This week at the Gold Dome, everywhere I turned there were really bad bills. It felt like bombs dropping. And just because you know the bombs are coming doesn’t mean they don’t do major damage when they hit. Following a particularly bad Committee meeting, a student intern came to me very upset. “Why do you […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #6

Events Dekalb House & Senate Voting Rights Forum: Join members of the Dekalb House and Senate Delegations on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 pm to learn more about the voting legislation that’s pending in the Georgia General Assembly. Register for the Zoom meeting here https://bit.ly/3auUSj4 or watch the livestream from the Dekalb House/Senate Delegation Facebook page here. […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #5

Upcoming Events Sally’s Legislative Town Hall: Save the date! Please join me and Georgia House Representatives whose districts overlap Senate 40 for a virtual legislative town hall on Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 pm. Register here: http://bit.ly/legtownhall Submit questions in advance here: http://bit.ly/Sd40questions The Zoom link will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the event. […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #4

Upcoming Events Sally’s Legislative Town Hall: Save the date! Please join me and Georgia House Representatives whose districts overlap Senate 40 for a virtual legislative town hall on Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 pm. Details will be forthcoming. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux Virtual Open House: Join US House Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux and her staff for a […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #3

Sally’s Senate Snapshot #3 The Sun Will Come Out As the week started off rainy and cold, it reminded me that this time last year, both of my kids were starting new schools on college campuses in cold, rainy January weather. I told them to hang in there because soon spring would come when they […]