Do the Falcons get money for their new stadium? The Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the Atlanta Falcons have a preliminary agreement on a retractable roof stadium expected to cost around $1 billion. The team would pay the majority of the costs. The GWCCA has said it would cover $300 million, but it needs the General Assembly to raise its bonding limit to borrow the money.
Can Senate leaders just get along? The Senate's Republican majority appears to have mended its rift with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who had been relegated to a more ceremonial role in a chamber over which he traditionally presided. The chamber on Monday will finalize its consensus choice of new leaders — Senate President Pro Tem-elect David Shafer, R-Duluth, and Senate Majority Leader-elect Ronnie Chance, R-Tyrone — but the real test will come later, as major bills move through the Legislature.