I’m hearing that Georgia House Representative Bob Smith (R-Watkinsville) has contacted the Georgia Municipal Association, the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and the Georgia School Board Association and demanded copies of their budgets.
What do these three organizations have in common? Why, they all opposed House Speaker Richardson’s GREAT plan last year!
At that time, some legislators threatened to introduce legislation to prevent organizations that receive funds from public coffers from engaging in any form of lobbying. This latest move would seem, overall, to suggest that the intent of some to suppress dissent is alive and well.
Think what you want about the GREAT plan, but this sort of “school yard bully” behavior has got to stop.