The Georgia Legislature is back in session and it could be a defining year for that group.

Gov. Brian Kemp is proposing a large increase in education funding, among other items. Improved mental health services are also slated to be on the agenda as well as another push to legalize gambling in the state.

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Candy Sweppenheiser

Keep up the good work, Mike. As long as you stick to facts makes all the difference in the world. If people can't or won't accept facts, that's their problem.

Jay from Jefferson

" the n-t jobs there who have totally mucked-up the Capitol with their dumbness simply because they want to be a household name. Some are now even know by their initials only — AOC, MTG, etc."

Gotta disagree with one point. AOC is NOT dumb and, although she is progressive, I always see what she does as having a real goal and not just grandstanding for publicity. I sure wouldn't lump her in with MTG. I'm independent but I find her to be sharp as a tack. She graduated cm laude with a double major in economics and international relations so she couldn't be any better educated to be a congresswoman.

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