The Georgia General Assembly comes to order Monday. Considering the landscape both ahead of and behind us, it’s tempting for lawmakers and citizens to both want to take a breather in 2013.
That’s understandable after a raucous 2012 that saw multiple major issues before the Legislature, among them a thorny budget, tax reform and transportation matters. Not to mention last year’s landmark elections.
By comparison, issues likely to come before this body in 2013 largely carry a lower profile. They are no less important to the future of this region and state, however. Lawmakers should not forget that. And they should summon up the wisdom and courage to act decisively and wisely on the business now at hand.
As a curtain-raiser of the next 40 legislative days, here is our starter list of challenges that stand in need of solutions:
In coming weeks, we will hear much talk for another year running about the constitutionally mandated necessity of Georgia living within the