After 15 months of lawmaking and politicking, weary Georgia legislators ready to go home

ATLANTA — Just as it’s hard to remember a time when there wasn’t a COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia lawmakers may have a hard time thinking back to their world before 2020 started. They have been in either a General Assembly session or political campaign season virtually every day since Jan. 13, 2020, a span of almost 15 months in which they’ve cut state spending, increased it, cut spending again and raised it again while welcoming record federal aid. They’ve argued about voting machines, then run primaries delayed by the pandemic, pushed their bases to record turnouts, seen Democrats flip the presi…

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