In LMTYWYW Ep 251, Dave & Jessica discuss Pete Buttigieg’s terrible-awful-no-good week, Georgia lawmakers who went AWOL for their swearing in, extended immunity protections in the Georgia House & Senate, and the first few bills to be filed in the 2023 legislative session.
- Bad week for Pothole Pete: Stuck on a train for 37 hours
- Stacey “Spend it All & then some” Abrams
- The state House and Senate adopted rules Wednesday that say legislative privilege — a legal concept rooted in the U.S. and Georgia constitutions that says lawmakers shouldn’t face questioning for activities relating to making laws — should shield communications with people outside the legislature.
- Bills in the House:
- Sandra Scott: HB 4 – create, operate, and maintain an electronic inpatient psychiatric bed registry
- Billy Mitchell HB 13 – optional opt-in spot for putting blood type on driver’s licenses
- Alan Powell HB 17 – requires transfer of ballot drop box ballots to be moved in locked, secure transfer boxes with a numbered seal with dates & times to maintain chain of custody…then those ballots would be required to be placed in secure, tamperproof boxes after they’ve been scanned, too…with new numbers and new seals/dates/signatures
- Billy Mitchell – HR 8 – make Equal Rights Amendment the 28th Amendment of the US Constitution
LISTEN to LMTYWYW Podcast Ep 251
Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of The Georgia Virtue. She focuses primarily on state and local politics, the justice system, and issues in law enforcement. Jessica is a graduate of Georgia State University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a focus in local government. After a brief hiatus on the campaign circuit, Jessica then earned her Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. She is now a “Like It Or Not” contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and a contributor for GeorgiaPol.com. Her writing roots, however, stem from her own two blogs: The Perspicacious Conservative and “Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers.”
A native of South Florida, David Roberts moved to Georgia in his teens. He joined the Army at 18 as a Psychological Operations Specialist and served six years in that role. After he left active duty, Dave served in both Reserve and Guard components. Dave also worked for Wachovia and SouthTrust banks as a business banker and Assistant Vice President. A few mergers led Dave to join his brother, Rob, in the HVAC trade. Eventually, after several years of learning under his older brother, Dave left to go out on his own. In 2016, he started DR COOL Heating and Air in Dallas, GA.
Being a prominent business owner in Paulding County affords Dave the privilege of serving his community while involving himself in politics. Calling himself a “Republitarian,” Dave was invited to host The Let Me Tell You Why You’re Wrong Podcast in 2018.
*Opinions expressed on the show reflect the views of the commentators and any guests, not those of The Georgia Virtue.