This is rich.
“The House position all along has been that we wanted to give money back to the people of Georgia, whether that be in the form of needed local projects such as economic development, natural resource preservation, or local infrastructure improvements. When it became clear that the Senate did not share our point of view and still wanted to shift the same amount of funding to the ’08 budget, we decided to refund the money directly back to the taxpayers,” said Richardson. “We thank the Senate for seeing our point of view.”
I can just imagine the laughter in the Speaker’s Office as they wrote than and the desire to get a press release out the door before the Senate.
There is no finer showmanship/rivalry than between the two houses of any legislative body. It surpasses even partisan politics because it’s guys on the same team beating the snot out of each other over ego and prestige.
At least when the Republicans do it we get a tax cut.
I declare the 2007 Legislative Pissing Match over.