“The Governor’s budget proposals are conservative and balanced, reflecting our values and vision as a state. His budgets fully fund public basic education and provide long overdue pay raises for teachers,” she said. “They invest in community safety with anti-gang and anti-human trafficking measures, and they fund initiatives to lower healthcare costs and improve quality of care for Georgia families.”
Lawmakers will return to the chambers Feb. 18, after the federal Presidents Day holiday.
Lawmakers are expected to approve the calendar through the 28th day, March 12 — the Legislature’s self-imposed deadline for bills to make it from one chamber to the next.
Lawmakers will again have to approve a calendar to set the end of the legislative session. Last year's legislative session concluded April 2.
Here’s a look at the legislative calendar through day 28:
Feb. 18-21: legislative days 13-16
Feb. 24-28: legislative days 17-21
March 2-5: legislative days 22-25
March 9-10: legislative days 26-27
March 11: committee work day
March 12: legislative day 28
Staff reporter Greg Bluestein contributed to this report.