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The 2014 Georgia Legislature session convenes this morning at the State Capitol in Downtown Atlanta.

By all accounts, the session is expected to be a fast 40 days. It’s an election year, so the general thought is that not much is going to happen under the Gold Dome as not to ruffle voters’ feathers and s0 the politicians can rush back to their districts to campaign.

Despite a speedy session, the budget, education, health care, gun rights, transportation and the cityhood initiatives are all expected to make headlines. We’ll be posting updates on the the votes (or non-votes) affecting Intown, so check back often.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.