DATE January 11, 2010—Day 1
Today’s Top News:
Today was the first day of the 2010 legislative session. As it is the second year of the two-year term, all bills that progressed to either the House or Senate Rules Committee by the end of last session were automatically returned to their committee of origin.
The top news for this day is that Representative David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives to replace former Speaker Glenn Richardson who resigned amidst scandal last month.
Tomorrow morning, the Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual “Eggs & Issues” legislative breakfast. That meeting is where new, so-called ‘pro-business’ legislative initiatives historically have been announced
Governor Perdue delivers his State of the State address and his annual budget address this Wednesday.