No controversy if the GOP can help it.
Some of the most controversial topics won’t be on the agenda for the next legislative session that begins in January.
No bills increasing secrecy for real-estate developers. No bills switching the funding of education from property taxes to a sales tax. And no constitutional amendment capping state spending at the rate of inflation and population growth.
Republican leaders, from Gov. Sonny Perdue down, have put out the word that the session should remain tame and orderly.
Many of the most debatable bills are sponsored by lawmakers in safe, staunchly Republican districts. But Perdue must run statewide among voters pretty evenly split between Republicans, Democrats and independents.