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Governor calls for Special Legislative Session to help those affected by Hurricane Michael

Governor calls for Special Legislative Session to help those affected by Hurricane Michael (WGXA)

GEORGIA (WGXA) - Governor Nathan Deal is calling for a Special Legislative Session to further help Georgians who were affected by Hurricane Michael.

In a release from the Governor's office, "Gov. Nathan Deal today notified House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle that he plans to call for a special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The special session is set to convene on Tuesday, Nov. 13."

Governor Deal stating, “Georgia was severely impacted by Hurricane Michael and many communities across our state sustained heavy financial losses. In response, I will ask the General Assembly to take immediate action and lead the way in spurring rapid economic recovery for southwest Georgia communities. Our state budget also needs to be amended to ensure that we adequately cover our obligations. I hope to work quickly with the General Assembly in the coming days to provide support to the Georgia communities that need it most.”

The Regular Session of the 2018 GA General Assembly adjourned back in March.

In Article V, Section II, Paragraph VII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia grants the governor the power to convene a special session of the General Assembly.

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