Sine Die! If it were only true. Wikipedia has this description of “sine die:”
It is often used with regard to legislative bodies whose terms or mandates are coming to an end, as in “The One Hundred Third General Assembly of the State of Georgia closed its second session today by adjourning sine die.” This would mean that it is anticipated that this particular body will not meet again; the next session of the legislature would have a somewhat different membership, as some members would not be standing for election again, while others might not win their seats back. However, a legislative body may be called back into special session.
A corporate board might adjourn sine die if the corporation were being sold, merged, or liquidated.
Can we sell the Georgia Legislature? Merge them? With what? Liquidate? I like how that sounds, a certain ring of finality!
According to GriftDrift, James Williams, the Republicans managed to accomplish little, nothing on the important issues like transportation, while at the same time, alienating all the county commissions in Georgia and disappointing the business community.
How does a modern, 21st Century legislative body pass legislation that places the control of roads projects in one man appointed by the Governor? How do they decide that each road project in the state has to be approved by a general assembly that meets 40 days ever year? Yep, that is the essentials of the legislature’s attempt to dismantle the DOT and politicize road projects in Georgia.
And, they are still dreaming up some of the dumbest taxing ideas, like a 7% one time ad valorem tax on vehicles. That’s 7% in addition to the sales tax. I am sure the car dealers need that one to boost sales in these economic times.
This is no way to run a state!
The question is whether or not Casey Cagle will own up to this failure or put a “spin” on the poor performance during his gubernatorial campaign.
When will the people of Georgia wake up and realize the current Republican leadership is not worthy of this great state. We are going backward, not forward.