As reported earlier, the Lt. Governor’s position will have more power than it did under Mark Taylor – more in line with what Lt. Governor’s had prior to the GOP take over a few years ago. To that end, a Committee has been formed to decide exactly what that means:
According to a press release, the committee will be charged with comprehensively reviewing provisions in the Senate rules, GOP caucus rules, and Georgia Code that govern the operation of the Georgia State Senate.
Under Cagle’s direction, that review will be focused on developing a set of rules changes that streamlines the daily operations of the Senate, allows individual members to have their voices heard and talents fully utilized, and allows the presiding officer to negotiate with the House and governor.
The committee will consist of: Sens. Eric Johnson, Chip Pearson, Chip Rogers, David Shafer, and Tommie Williams.