Posted: 7:42 am Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Legislative tip sheet: When budget bills fly 

By Jim Galloway

The House and Senate convene at 10 a.m. today.

In the House, everything is about the mid-year budget, which is set to pass in record time (last year it passed March 6).  This is the measure that pads the current fiscal plan for such things as growth in school enrollment.

There is nothing of note on the Senate calendar. Outside the Capitol at 11:15 a.m., Georgia Right to Life holds its annual protest marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and legalized abortion. Gov. Nathan Deal will address the crowd, as he usually does.

So far, anti-abortion activists are concentrating on passage of S.B. 98, which would bar insurance coverage for the procedure in policies approved by the state government — or through the federal government under the Affordable Care Act. State Sen. Judson Hill, R-Marietta, is the lead sponsor.

News may also come out of a 1:30 p.m. interview the AJC crew has with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on his priorities, including foster care privatization.

12 comments
Bernie31
Bernie31

These Republican HYPOCRITES will SCREAM and Yell "SAVE THE BABIES" We Must! its

the MORAL thing to DO!

But after that BABY's arrival.... NO to HEALTHCARE and FOODSTAMPS to CARE and FEED that BABY!

The BABY is Now a MOOCHER of the STATE that does not need to be cared for or taken care of...and certainly NOT to EDUCATE.

Lets ALLOW all of the Babies WE SAVED DIE a LONG and SLOW painful Death of starvation...and a LIFE of ABJECT POVERTY!

This what they DESERVE!

Praise JAYSUS!......AMEN

uh...huh

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

And after they pass their restrictions on abortion to, in their words, "save the lives of children," they will pass legislation allowing guns in churches, on campus, and just about every other public place, that substantially decrease the probability of that child ever reaching adulthood.

Bernie31
Bernie31

You can Bet Governor WOMB WATCHER's Speech will NOT BE LONG and as Vicious Towards the Women of Georgia. This Time The Women will have a Chance to respond at the VOTING BOOTH.


If they were SMART...and they are! They along with other Progressive Men will send this CLOWNS from the 1950's back to HIDING under the ROCKS from whence they Came.

honested
honested

Preventing appropriate insurance coverage for medical procedures in violation of Federal Law.....

Yep, the Georgia General Assembly must be in session!

juliainatlanta
juliainatlanta

gotta love those womb watcher and the sleazy politicians who cater to them.  if I wanted the government in my v****a, I'd **** a Senator.

Bernie31
Bernie31

Yep Good ole Governor Deal an OLD White Man from South Georgia who is without a Vagina, (we think) will speak before another Group of OLD WHITE MEN and OLD WHITE WOMEN...to Tell all Women of Every Color their BODY is NOT THEIR OWN!


The Message is YOU (EVE aka WOMAN) Must BOW DOWN to OUR DEMANDS no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court of The Untied States of America SEZ.


You (EVE) and Your FILTHY BODY belongs to the STATE of GEORGIA if you LIVE Here. We will have a SAY no  Matter what you want of your DOCTOR.


FREEDOM.....USA! USA! USA! USA!

Bernie31
Bernie31

WOUND WATCHERS UNITE........

We are in LOVE with the WORD and IDEA of FREEDOM......Just Not its Actual Practice!

uh...huh

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@EdUktr Your moral outrage is commendable, or at least it would be except for the fact you worship the man who traded arms to Iran to finance death squads in Nicaragua, San Salvador and the rest of Central America. You voted for the man who brought shock and awe onto the heads of Iraqi children, and give support those who continually chant "bomb, bomb Iran."  And, it's all done in the name of "Freedom from oppression," while taking away a woman's right to privacy in her reproductive decisions.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@EdUktr More AMericans have been Killed by CARS and in Car accidents? DO we BAN CARS TOO?  what about SMOKING and the Deaths Smoking has caused? What about AALCOHOL related Deaths? Are we too Ban that too?

Selective Enforcement and OUTRAGE MUCH?

Bernie31
Bernie31

@EdUktr- Do You have a VAGINA?

Hmmmmmmmm.......... I do not think so...So what MAKES YOU THINK You are entitled to Control those who Have one?


What about FREEDOM?  True FREEDOM....

Bernie31
Bernie31

@honested LOL!....These Clowns are Going to LOVE that ONE!  LOL! rofl!


OBAMACARE strikes again on behalf of the American Woman in every STATE of the uNION.