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Monday, January 8, 2024 - Day 1

Legislature opens 2024 session

The first day of the 40-day legislative session is in the books.  No votes were taken on any public education-related bills, including private school vouchers.

Pro-voucher lobbyists still don't have the votes to pass their bill, SB 233, thanks in large part to you.  GAE members' emails, text messages, phone calls, and visits to the Capitol made the difference last year in defeating this bill.

The General Assembly will be in session tomorrow.  The House meets at 1 p.m. and the Senate at 10 a.m.  Legislators will also be in session Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

The governor's annual "State of the State" address to the legislature is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m.

As of this moment, no committee meetings are scheduled to hear bills that GAE is monitoring.

Get the latest on the legislative session
Wednesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Join GAE President Lisa Morgan and lobbyist Joe Fleming
for the latest on the 2024 legislative session.

They will be taking your questions, providing updates on
GAE's legislative priorities, and organizing for action.  Register now:
or click on the graphic below!

Two legislators resign;
special election February 13

State Sen Mike Dugan (Senate District 30) and State Rep. Barry Fleming (House District 125) have resigned from the General Assembly.  Dugan is resigning to run for the United States Congress and Fleming has accepted an appointment as a Superior Court judge.

These special elections will be held on Tuesday, February 13.  Because these elections are to fill the current, unexpired terms, the outgoing (or current) legislative maps will be used.  Three months later, on May 21, a primary election to determine nominees for the 2024 elections will occur under the recently, re-drawn legislative maps.

Members of all parties will run together in the special elections with no primaries to select nominees.  If no candidate wins a majority on February 13, the top two candidates, regardless of party, would advance to a runoff on March 12, the same day as Georgia's presidential primary.

Dugan's current district includes Carroll and Haralson counties and parts of Douglas and Paulding counties.  
Fleming's district includes portions of Columbia and McDuffie counties.

2024 GAE Day at the Capitol

GAE's 2024 Day at the Capitol is just around the corner.
Register today by clicking on the flyer below.

Next Update will be Tuesday, January 9, 2024
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