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A Preview Of The 2020 Georgia Legislative Session

On Monday, 180 members elected to the state House and 56 elected to the state Senate will officially "get to work" this year as the 2020 Georgia Legislative session begins.
On Monday, 180 members elected to the state House and 56 elected to the state Senate will officially "get to work" this year as the 2020 Georgia Legislative session begins.
Credit Nick Nesmith / WABE

For 236 Georgians, Monday is probably all they’ve been thinking about, anticipating the start of the 2020 Georgia Legislative session.

That’s when 180 members elected to the state House and 56 elected to the state Senate will officially “get to work” this year.

What’s on the General Assembly’s plate?

WABE reporter Emma Hurt spoke to “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress. Hurt took a look at the menu, so to speak, and broke it all down.

WABE reporter Emma Hurt
WABE reporter Emma Hurt talked about how the legislative session is structured, the governor’s priorities versus lawmakers’ priorities and more. (Maria White Tillman/WABE)

Hurt shared the nuts and bolts of how the legislative session is structured, as well as the governor’s priorities versus lawmakers’ priorities.

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan presides over the Senate. Hurt explains how hands-on he might be and what issues he might push.

The situation this year is somewhat different going into this legislative session — Georgia is doing great, according to most economic indicators, yet there are still worries about a budget deficit.

There’s so much going on at the state Capitol this time of year. And it can be a lot to keep track of. Stay up to date with all the legislative news with WABE’s new podcast “Gold Dome Scramble.”

Every week, we’ll talk you through the big things you need to know. “Gold Dome Scramble” is a pop-up podcast from “Political Breakfast.”

Listen to a new episode every Monday morning. Find it in the “Political Breakfast” feed on your favorite podcast app.