General Assembly begins annual 40-day session
by Associated Press Wire
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In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 photo, the voting board displays the names of this year's Georgia state representatives on the House Floor in preparation for the start of the legislative session at the State Capitol, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 photo, the voting board displays the names of this year's Georgia state representatives on the House Floor in preparation for the start of the legislative session at the State Capitol, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers have started their annual 40-day session in Atlanta.

The General Assembly came to order Monday morning amid looming budget issues and an expected debate over lobbying rules.

The first day of the annual legislative session is largely dedicated to formalities. Both chambers will have to appoint new committee leaders, set calendars and adopt chamber rules. The Senate may debate a proposed rule that would cap gifts from lobbyists to lawmakers at $100.

By law, the state Legislature meets for 40 working day. They typically adjourn around early spring.


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