Twas the night before the gavel and all the legislators were tucked safely in bed.
Things are hottin' up so here's some reading to help you prepare.
Jason has been doing yeoman's work so he's about to get a lot of link love.
Georgia Legislative Watch has a comprehensive preview with a bit of a libertarian skew.
Keeping score is easy with this handy dandy lineup of the leaders of both parties. Then there's the guys and gals who do the real work - the Committee Chairs.
The budget is going to be item number one and that means cuts. One area under scrutiny may be the myriad Halls Of Fame and museums. I'd personally hate to see the Agrirama go as it's been around for like forever and their general store has the best jawbreakers in the state.
We can't have a session without politics getting in the way. GLW has the break down of the all important cash raised. Also, this morning Dick Williams scooped everyone by announcing SOS Karen Handel is entering the Governor's race. This afternoon Handel confirmed her entry to anyone who would listen.
Away from the pork trough of the Gold Dome, the story of John Henderson's murder continues.
It's a dirty little secret that sometimes the police peddle in disinformation but the level of inaccuracy in the initial report to the media is startling. It appears now that Henderson was not killed "execution style". Instead, the killers shot randomly through a closed door. Why does this matter? As the Brian Nichols trial showed us, getting a death penalty sentence in Fulton County is never a sure thing. Showing aggravating circumstances, a primary requirement for the most serious charges, just got a little harder.
Meanwhile, the citizens of Atlanta are taking action. Atlantan's Together had their first meeting in Little Five Points today. They had a lot of people show up and they got plenty of press. Pretty impressive for something that just came together last week.
That's the two big stories this week. Break's over. Time to start paying attention again.