The Georgia General Assembly is underway, kicking off the legislative session for a new year.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Georgia faces several critical issues. Real issues that deserve the legislators’ full attention.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Yet, what may attract the Legislature’s focus this year will be elections and any number of ridiculous bills designed to make one party look better than the other, or one legislator to make a name for his or herself.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Often during election years, legislators try doing as little as possible regarding important issues.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Legislators face re-election.

Even a perceived wrong vote may cause trouble for a legislator back home.

One vote could serve as ammunition for a sitting legislator’s challenger.

Every year, the Legislature is besieged by political tussles based on party.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Each year, some legislators introduce legislation based on hot-button issues.

These issues cause much debate, receive far too much attention, waste time and taxpayer money and, in the end, do little good for the public.

The only person usually benefiting from such wasteful legislation is the legislator who introduced it.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Legislators, we do not need grandstanding, bitter partisanship, political dodging of issues or campaigning for a next term or a next office in either house of the General Assembly.

2020年欧洲杯赛程详细时间Georgia needs serious attitudes, vigorous but constructive debate, political courage to face the state’s challenges head on and leaving the campaigns off the House and Senate floors.

Georgia needs publicly-minded wise men and women, not politically-savvy wise guys.