The general assembly starts on Monday, January 8. Lawmakers will discuss key legislative topics from then until March.
ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers will meet under the gold dome in Atlanta this week. They will tackle key issues that include new and returning topics. 13WMAZ to two Central Georgia leaders during Central Georgia Focus earlier in January.
One major returning topic is sports betting. For the last three years, representatives have not agreed on how to move forward. Questions loom around who would manage sports betting in the state.
Some want the Georgia Lottery Corporation to be in charge, but Democrat and House Minority Leader James Beverly says the state should create a new commission to run it. Beverly says the House is closer to being able to pass a bill, but both the House and Senate believe voters should make a final decision.
Another bill up for discussion is school Vouchers. The vouchers give $6,500 to families of students who transfer out of low-performing public schools into private schools.
The bill is stuck in the house.
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