Posted: 11:57 am Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Legislative tip sheet: And ‘Happy holidays’ to you, too 

By Jim Galloway

The state Senate is expected to vote on five bills today, including SB 283 — which will allow school systems to teach students about the history of “traditional winter celebrations” and will allow students and school system staff to greet each other using terms like “Merry Christmas” “Happy Hanukkah” and “Happy holidays.”

Outside the Capitol, Sen. Josh McKoon, R- Columbus, will join the Capitol Coalition of Conservative Leaders at noon for a news conference announcing the coalition’s 2014 legislative priorities. That will be held in the Senate Press Conference Room.

We’re also monitoring any weather-related developments and we will be attending Gov. Nathan Deal’s 1:30 visit to Westlake High School in Fulton County to thank faculty for keeping students safe during last week’s winter storm.

 

5 comments
JonLester
JonLester

Probably a good thing they always let school out before the airing of grievances on Festivus.

fez
fez

Is the state Senate deliberately trying to appear as inept as the nation's Congress?

td1234
td1234

Wow, Republicans actually have to pass a bill for teachers and administrators to be able to exercise their Constitutionally protected right of freedom of speech. 

honested
honested

@td1234 Not at all, their Freedom of Speech is and always had been protected.


That said, there is no law preventing the republicans in the General Assembly from wasting time on pointless and unnecessary legislation to pander to the least informed among their constituents.


Perish the thought that they would concentrate on IMPORTANT issues.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@td1234 Maybe you can enlighten us to the cases where their freedom of speech has been curtailed? Surely with such a comment, you must be able to cite hundreds if not thousands of incidents.

You seem to live in a state of perpetual repuppy befuddlement and discombulation, where public,secular schools are supposed to promote your religion. Newsflash, Clarence Darrow, that is not 'freedom of speech,' that is establishment of a state religion, which is prohibited by the Constitution.