In the second week of the 2019 GA Legislative Session, much of the focus was on the $27.5 billion budget request submitted by Governor Brian Kemp.
While the General Assembly was in recess, House and Senate Appropriations Committees met in a joint session to hear from the Governor and other key leaders. Kemp emphasized several budget features, such as $3,000 pay raises for teachers, 2% raises for state employees, $150 million to replace Georgia’s voting system, and selling bonds to raise more than $1 billion for bridge construction and other infrastructure.
Our legislative liaison Scott Maxwell has released his report on the week ending January 25, and you can read it here.
All of this year’s legislative reports will also be posted on our Health Policy page.