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Clayton County lawmakers return to ‘Gold Dome’

Georgia General Assembly kicked off 2014 session Monday

State Reps. Sandra Scott (D-Rex) and Darryl Jordan (D-Riverdale) chat about proposed education legislation after the first day of Georgia General Assembly’s 2014 session Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

State Reps. Sandra Scott (D-Rex) and Darryl Jordan (D-Riverdale) chat about proposed education legislation after the first day of Georgia General Assembly’s 2014 session Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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State Rep. Ronnie Mabra (D-Fayetteville), right, chats with Reps. Emory Dunahoo (R-Gainesville), left, and Timothy Barr (R-Lawrenceville) during a brief break in opening day of the 2014 legislative session at the state Capitol Monday. Mabra is a member of the Clayton County and Fayette County legislative delegations. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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State Rep. Valencia Stovall (D-Ellenwood) listens during morning call recognitions during the Georgia House of Representatives’ opening day of 2014 legislative session Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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State representatives listen to a presentation during the opening day of their 2014 legislative session Monday. The Georgia General Assembly will meet for 40 days over three months this year to deal with legislation. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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State legislators mingle in the third floor atrium of the state Capitol after the brief opening day of the 2014 legislative session Monday. The state House of Representatives met for a little over an hour before adjourning for the day. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

State Reps. Sandra Scott (D-Rex) and Darryl Jordan (D-Riverdale) chat about proposed education legislation after the first day of Georgia General Assembly’s 2014 session Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

State Rep. Ronnie Mabra (D-Fayetteville), right, chats with Reps. Emory Dunahoo (R-Gainesville), left, and Timothy Barr (R-Lawrenceville) during a brief break in opening day of the 2014 legislative session at the state Capitol Monday. Mabra is a member of the Clayton County and Fayette County legislative delegations. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

State Rep. Valencia Stovall (D-Ellenwood) listens during morning call recognitions during the Georgia House of Representatives’ opening day of 2014 legislative session Monday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

State representatives listen to a presentation during the opening day of their 2014 legislative session Monday. The Georgia General Assembly will meet for 40 days over three months this year to deal with legislation. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

State legislators mingle in the third floor atrium of the state Capitol after the brief opening day of the 2014 legislative session Monday. The state House of Representatives met for a little over an hour before adjourning for the day. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

By Curt Yeomans