So our different legislative delegations spent time this week meeting with members of local government. These relationship-building exercises are good for smiling and shaking hands (and nodding — people in government really seem to like to nodding their heads), but when it comes right down to it, what do they really achieve?
While the importance of our legislators in Atlanta has perhaps never been higher, it’s been a long time since expectations for our boys and girls of the General Assembly have been lower.
Augusta used to produce leaders. Now, it more or less produces nice people who travel back and forth to Atlanta for a couple months out of the year.
Too harsh? Fine — name a piece of legislation one of our own has had a hand in pushing through.
Can’t do it? How about just naming the members of each delegation. Not their committee assignments or their district numbers — their names.
Can’t do it?
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