I’m with the Young Democrats and we are at the capitol already working on some legislation that will have HUGE impact on everyone from Georgia.

I’m cross-posting the bills we’re working on at www.georgiayds.org on the main page blog.

So far we’ve got Senate Bill 120 in the State House which would allow MARTA some leeway on their spending and keep rail and bus service lines open without raising rates.

Senate Bill 64 which would allow for HIV testing and counseling for prisoners before they are released from prison.

More is coming, keep an eye on this thread of georgiayds.org and I’ll update as the day allows.

 

11 Responses to Sine Die Open Thread: Final Day of 2009 Georgia General Assembly

  1. Flattering photos of YDAtl exec members.

    Somehow I think that was intentional.

    Thanks.

  2. Flattering photos of YDAtl exec members.

    Somehow I think that was intentional.

    Thanks.

  3. Jules says:

    Thanks Ataru-great stuff and pictures.

    I bailed at 7 ish. Having been there all day, and couldn’t face the fake ass drama any more. Or being hit up by candidates for what not.

    If our candidates can’t find a way to run against this lot we don’t deserve to win.

  4. Jules says:

    Thanks Ataru-great stuff and pictures.

    I bailed at 7 ish. Having been there all day, and couldn’t face the fake ass drama any more. Or being hit up by candidates for what not.

    If our candidates can’t find a way to run against this lot we don’t deserve to win.

  5. Jules says:

    Thanks Ataru-great stuff and pictures.

    I bailed at 7 ish. Having been there all day, and couldn’t face the fake ass drama any more. Or being hit up by candidates for what not.

    If our candidates can’t find a way to run against this lot we don’t deserve to win.

  6. Ataru Atlanta says:

    Photos at YDAtlanta’s blog: http://ydfulton.blogspot.com/2009/04/live-blog-from-remainder-of-sine-die.html (but less informed commentary)

  7. Tim says:

    Senate Bill 120, the bill giving MARTA freedom of operational funding may yet still be alive. There’s a chance it can get added to a supplemental calendar for tonight in the House.

    If it makes it, there’s a very good possibility common sense from FUlton & DeKalb Legislators w ill prevail. Wish us luck!

  8. Tim says:

    House Bill 56 is the new Transportation Bill – attached to this seemingly harmless Sales Tax bill is now the Statewide Transportation Bill which would provide for regional sales tax votes going for regional transportation projects. Senate and House Democrats are working hard to get attachments for Mass Transit and get the operational funding caps lifted for MARTA. If you can, contact your State Senator AND your State Representative and ask them to support House BIll 56 with provisions for Mass Transit and MARTA funding.

  9. Tim says:

    Seat belt will now be required in Trucks! yay – Senate just passed the bill that previously passed the house.

  10. Tim says:

    HB 481 – the Great Corporate Welfare Bill of 2009, has since been changed by the State Senate to the Capitol Gains Tax Break for the uber-wealthy.

    So in a year when we can’t even pay teachers, we’re going to give CEOs and fatcats a massive tax cut….um how stupid is this?

    Contact your State Representative via email and phone and ask them to vote NO on House Bill 481.

  11. Tim says:

    Senate Bill 164 would allow for the clear-cutting and destruction of protected scenic and wildlife areas near roads and interstates for the construction of Billboard. Contact your State Representative and urge them to VOTE NOT on Senate Bill 164.