Legislature Special Session To Address Hurricane Damage

Nov 13, 2018

Georgia lawmakers have kicked off a special session of the state legislature to tackle two major bills before the next session begins in January. 

The main focus would amend the state's budget to add nearly $270 million to help farmers and others in Southwest Georgia recover from Hurricane Michael. 

The money would primarily be used to help clean up debris from the storm that devastated parts of Georgia's agriculture industry, like cotton, peanuts and pecans.

GPB News brings you comprehensive coverage of Hurricane Michael's impact and the recovery of southwest Georgia. 

Lawmakers could also vote to continue a tax break on jet fuel that would primarily benefit Delta Air Lines. That controversial measure was shut down in the state senate earlier this year before outgoing Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order approving the tax break late July.