Apparently not. Coverage of the special session:
[S]ome partisan wrangling broke out in the House as lawmakers were gaveled to order. Rep. DuBose Porter, D-Dublin, the Democratic leader, argued that Perdue could have waited until lawmakers met again as scheduled in January rather than spending an estimated $33,000 a day for the special meeting. House Speaker Glenn Richardson, R-Hiram, ordered Porter’s microphone turned off, and other Republicans argued the special session was necessary to assure retailers the state’s political leadership was in accord on waiving the taxes. The tax suspension bill, given an initial reading Tuesday afternoon by the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, will eliminate the 7.5 cents-a-gallon excise tax and 4 percent sales tax on gasoline through the end of the month. Local sales taxes will still apply.