Jim Galloway brings us news that Governor Sonny Perdue wants an aggressive timetable to tie up the tri-state water wars. He indicated that the battle between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama over who can use the water in Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee basin will be resolved under his watch, but that it may require a special session.
Remember that when the legislature is in session, a legislator or other state office holder cannot raise campaign funds if running for a state position.
Just the threat of a special session can impact the fundraising. If it appears an agreement is near, this session could easily be extended an extra month or two.
I’ll be willing to bet most under the gold dome will now see extra urgency that this matter either be settled or tabled. After all, they need to be out of session for their donor base to make it rain.