The Georgia General Assembly set a schedule Monday that calls for lawmakers to quickly consider hundreds of millions of dollars in spending cuts.
The state House and Senate approved a calendar for the first 14 days of the annual 40-day legislative session.
“We’re here, and we’re ready to get to work,” said House Majority Leader Jon Burns, a Republican from Newington.
There are 40 official business days of the Senate and House each year, but the work of the General Assembly fills many more days with committee hearings and events.
The end date of the legislative session won’t be decided until lawmakers decide how much time they need to pass the state’s budget and finish their work. Last year’s legislative session concluded April 2.
Here’s a look at the legislative calendar so far:
- Jan. 13-16: Legislative days 1-4
- Jan. 20-24: Budget hearings
- Jan. 27-31: Legislative days 5-9
- Feb. 3-6: Legislative days 10-13
- Feb. 10: Legislative day 14
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