The Wild Hog Supper event was held last night at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta. The traditional barbecue meet and greet before the legislative session is similar in some ways to the actual session – there are a lot of unelected people there trying to shake hands with certain legislators and a lot of people are standing around waiting for Governor Nathan Deal to say something.
Considering the circumstances of the session (2016 is an election year with a presidential contest no less) many legislators are thinking it will be a relatively quick session and House Speaker David Ralston has repeatedly stated it may be a quick one. State law prohibits legislators from accepting campaign contributions during the session so the pressure of fundraising will likely weigh heavily on the calendar.

 

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