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The Sausage Factory – Sine Die Style Laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made. — Otto von Bismarck The Republican Sausage Factory Kicks Into Overdrive Driving to the Capitol this week, I felt like I was headed to a Republican bill-making factory. Fortunately most of the bills were harmless, but occasionally […]

The Closing Act Setting the Scene: Long Days and Lots of Bills As the curtain opened on legislative days 36, 37 and 38, legislators deliberated bills in Committees until midnight, sending a regular flow of House bills to the Senate floor. As Senators came to the well to give quick bill summaries, I started documenting […]

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller Follow the Leader Medicaid Expansion and Hospital “CON” Reform Instead of using hospital regulatory reform (Certificate of Need, aka CON) as a bargaining chip for Medicaid Expansion as North Carolina did, Georgia […]

DeKalb Day 2024

Screeching to a Halt The State Budget Slows Down the Senate The Senate Majority Leader set the pace for the week Monday morning when he announced that the House was late in sending the FY25 budget to the Senate. He also said that since the Senate was ahead of the House in passing their bills, […]

Discussing Sen. Sonya Halpern's HBCU bill before it comes up for a vote on the Senate floor.

Crossover Week Georgia’s Crossover Hurricane Downgraded to a Tropical Depression At the Georgia Capitol, there are two words that elicit both the excitement of parties and food alongside the dread of long working hours and mischief — Crossover and Sine Die. Crossover Day: A “crossover” deadline is the last day for a bill to pass […]

Bills Are Flying Well, some bills are flying. Number of Republican Bills on Senate Floor: 69 Number of Democratic Bills on Senate Floor:  0 Crossover Day is this Thursday, the deadline by which bills have to pass one chamber to get to the other. Under pressure to make this do or die deadline, legislators were seen running […]

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