Georgia Association of Educational Leaders Blog Archive

Crunch Time at the Capitol

Posted May 4, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

By Friday of this week Governor Deal was supposed to announce his decision on several key pieces of legislation, particularly SB 364.

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Legislative Alert

Posted April 28, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

We have learned today that the Governor’s Office has not scheduled a signing ceremony for SB 364.  That leaves two options for SB 364, the Governor can allow it to become law without signing it or he can veto it.   PLEASE take time to contact the Governor’s Office and ask him not to veto SB 364.

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Good Friday at Last!

Posted March 25, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

After midnight last evening one of the most emotion filled sessions of the Georgia General Assembly came to a fluttering end.   Two of the major emotional issues were religious freedom and campus gun carry. Religious freedom as HB 757 was amended and passed both House and Senate and now rests with the Governor.

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Almost Done………

Posted March 23, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

The 2016 Georgia General Assembly is scheduled to have its last legislative day tomorrow, March 24.  There are many bills and issues left to be resolved and you will get the Sine Die Report on Friday.


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The Ides of March

Posted March 9, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

The legislative season is finally winding down, just in time for the Ides of March—a good time keep an eye on your back and what is around the corner.

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The Raise Conundrum

Posted March 2, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

Governor Nathan Deal promised the teachers and educators of Georgia a 3% raise in his State of the State address on January 13 but the mechanics of that raise now present a real conundrum, especially for superintendents. 

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The Ugly Phase of the Political Season

Posted February 26, 2016 12:00 AM by Jimmy Stokes

It’s that time of the legislative session when politics turns devise and sometimes nasty.  In haste to beat the Crossover Day axe, committees are rushing through bills that often contain ill-advised measures with the expectation that the Rules Committee will stop the bad bill.  

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