Gov. Sonny Perdue has just bid farewell to House members. It’s the last day of the last session of his eight-year term in office. Perdue spoke of the challenges that lawmakers faced this session and of the accomplishments of his tenure in office.
He spoke for 15 minutes, applauding lawmakers for passing water conservation, ethics and transportation bills.
“It’s been a great run,” Perdue said.
To lawmakers, he said: “106 days ago, I stood right here and gave a charge to all of us, and I asked you to work to do the hard things now for a better tomorrow. It has been painful in some regards …. You’ve done the job.”