In the Legislative Update for the week ending May 15th, our liaison Scott Maxwell shares details about plans to reconvene the Georgia General Assembly. The legislative session was suspended March 16th due to concerns about gathering during the coronavirus pandemic. House Speaker David Ralston said last week that he expects the General Assembly to reconvene on June 11, but with restrictions such as temperature checks and social distancing in place for visitors to the Capitol, including members and staff. Legislative staff will return to in-person work on June 1 and in-person committee meetings may be scheduled as soon as June 2.
Our latest legislative report also looks at the 14% budget cut that state agencies have been directed to develop. The report includes a chart that shows the amounts each of the 11 largest spending agencies would have to cut to reach that goal.