As they near the end of their last term, Georgia’s governors usually start running out of gas. By that time, they have finished working on most of their major policy goals — and if they haven’t, there is little chance they’ll get it done during that last 11 or 12 months in office. It is a time when a governor is thinking less and less about the elegant mansion on Paces Ferry Road, and more and more about what they’ll be doing when they’re no longer the state’s chief executive.
If you ask a state legislator, particularly one who's been around for a few terms, what their priorities are for the upcoming session, they'll solemnly say something along the lines of, "pass a balanced state budget. "That's the same thing as saying that one of your priorities for the next day is to breathe oxygen or drink water -- that pretty much is always going to occur, unless you happen to drop dead unexpectedly.Legislators can always be counted on to pass a balanced budget.
If you ask a state legislator what their priorities are for the upcoming session, they’ll solemnly say something along the lines of, “Pass a balanced state budget.”That’s the same thing as saying that one of your priorities for the next day is to breathe oxygen or drink water—that pretty much is always going to occur, unless you happen to drop dead unexpectedly. Legislators can always be counted on to pass a balanced budget. That’s one of the few things that does get done in a typical session.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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