Week 2 was mostly taken up with discussions about the budget. While some states are seriously underwater with millions or billions of dollars in debt, Georgia has a surplus. Keep in mind that budgets are forward projections and even if a budget is balanced, it’s possible to end up “in the red” at the end of the fiscal year. All it takes are a few emergencies or costly unplanned for events, and actual expenses will exceed the budgeted amounts.
It takes a legislature and governor that understand the words, “fiduciary responsibility” and fortunately, that’s what Georgia has had for a number of years. And while some surplus is necessary to cover unexpected expenses- the so called “rainy day fund”, we are giving back to the I’ll include details in a future update.
In week 3, the House passed HB 30, an antisemitism bill. I find it disturbing that so many of my colleagues chose not to support the bill, or voted against it. See Democrats Again Turn their Backs on the Jewish People for details.