The longest legislative session in Georgia’s history adjourned on
April 29th. Dominated by budget reductions, tax and revenue
policy debates, and education and transportation issues, it was a
difficult and mostly painful session for progressive change as extensive
cuts were made targeting education, health and social service programs.
a week of negotiations in the House and Senate Budget Conference
Committee, an agreement was reached on the $17.8 billion state budget
just hours before the legislative session was scheduled to adjourn.