Legislative Report for April 17: How Does Georgia Get Back to Business?


In our legislative report for the week ending April 17th, Legislative Liaison Scott Maxwell outlines some of the recent discussions happening at the state capitol about how and when to ease restrictions in Georgia.

From the report:

“The State of Georgia faces a crucial decision in the coming weeks regarding how to begin re-opening business as usual while continuing to cope with the spread of COVID-19. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation model, one of several consulted by state officials, updated its recent projections last week concluding that Georgia passed its peak for virus-related deaths on April 7. Other models have projected an early May peak. Re-opening activities too soon could lead to an uptick in casualties, instead of a steady reduction. Still, when the economy is suffering, people are suffering. Gov. Brian Kemp reportedly held telephone consultations with other Southeastern Governors on Saturday to discuss the prospects of a regional plan for gradually lifting social and business restrictions.”

Read the full report at the link below:

Legislative Report for April 17, 2020