Friday, October 17, 2008

Does it seem like state Dems take a long time to make public statements on issues?

This is a story we ran Oct. 3, about the likelihood that retired Georgia teachers won't get automatic COLAs anymore. Instead they will be voted on by the retirement system board:
Retired educators now receive 1.5 percent increases automatically each January and July, according to the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia, which manages retirement funds for 75,000 retired members and 272,000 nonretired educators.

But Gov. Sonny Perdue has asked the system's board to consider approving - or not approving - those increases each May.
And this is from a press release put out by the Democratic leadership (House Minority Leader Dubose Porter and Caucus Chair Calvin Smyre) yesterday at lunchtime:
We stand with teachers and retirees and in strong opposition to the proposal to slash COLAs because it is wrong.
I wish I could remember the other issue, but this is at least the second time in the last few months where the Dems put out a release a good while after the issue broke. With these COLAs they waited one day short of a full two weeks.

Anyone got any insight into why they'd wait so long?

1 comment:

Nick said...

Does the state still have a Democratic Party? I didn't know they were still around.