Georgia County Government - November/December 2012 - (Page 17)

Feature The Gold Dome will soon be invigorated by the debates, conversations and the foot traffic of Georgia’s senators and state representatives. 2013 Legislative Preview: More Efficient Tax Reform, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reforms By Schuyler Harding A s fall ends, it prefaces winter and spring, and yet another legislative session for the Georgia General Assembly. The Gold Dome will soon be invigorated by the debates, conversations and the foot traffic of Georgia’s senators and state representatives. Not only is this time of year significant for officials who serve at the state level of government but it also proves significant for those who serve at the county level. Thus, the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) has become even more active in its vital role as a voice for county government. The legislative session is the pinnacle arena for intergovernmental discourse. With the new session comes a new legislative agenda for ACCG and its constituents. This year marks the first year of the biennial legislature; thus, legislators start this year’s session with a clean slate. ACCG members approved the 2013-2014 legislative agenda at the 2012 Legislative Leadership Conference in October. The priorities for this year’s agenda include a cleanup on tax reform legislation passed during last year’s legislative session and a criminal and juvenile justice reform. One can also expect to see proposed legislation in the focus areas of health and human ser vices; transportation and economic development; general county government; and natural resources and the environment. 2013 LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW continued on page 18 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 www.accg.org 17 http://www.accg.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - November/December 2012

President’s Message
Director’s Desk
Augusta-Richmond County
2013 Legislative Preview
2012 Legislative Service Awards
A First-Hand Look at Governing in Iraq and Afghanistan
Preferred Partner News: How 4G LTE is Changing the Face of County Government
Preferred Partner News: FivePoint’s Suite of Products: Making Georgia Courts More Effi cient
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers

Georgia County Government - November/December 2012

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