Sine Die is over and so is the 2019 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Lawmakers considered almost a hundred bills over a period of 14 hours on Tuesday.
GPB politics reporter Stephen Fowler was there for the whole 40 days of the session, and he gave continuing updates to On Second Thought listeners throughout those weeks. Lawmakers capitol correspondent Donna Lowry provided ongoing coverage for GPB television viewers. They both stopped by the show after Sine Die to recap the closing hours of the session.
Fowler and Lowry discussed the following events from Sine Die:
- A bill to allow state oversight of airports and to give Delta a fuel tax break failed.
- Actress Alyssa Milano was at the Capitol on Sine Die to threaten a boycott if Gov. Kemp signs the so-called "heartbeat" bill.
- Lawmakers passed a plan for school security initiatives in the wake of mass shootings.
- A measure passed that will allow limited cultivation of medical marijuana.
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