State Issues

Session Begins For Georgia’s General Assembly

January 25, 2024

January not only means the beginning of a new year but also the beginning of Georgia’s annual legislative session. The 2024 session began on January 8, and this year is the second year of the Georgia General Assembly’s latest cycle. Since Georgia’s legislative sessions are two-year cycles, bills introduced in the first year that fail to pass through either chamber will be up for consideration in the next legislative session. If a bill is not signed by the Governor by the end of the second year, it must be refiled during the next session. 

The Governor also released his administration’s priorities, which included continued support for workforce housing. “Expanding workforce housing - affordable housing for working families making between 60% and 120% of area median income - will continue to be a priority,” Kemp said. 

Building on the $37.5 million allocated to the Workforce Housing Fund last session, “This year, I’m proposing an additional $50 million in the amended 2024 budget and $6 million in base funding for the Fiscal Year 2025 budget that will go to this fund, ensuring these types of strategic investments continue.” 

Details regarding this and other priorities are outlined in the Governor’s budget.

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