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Another Georgia Assembly session ends

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One south Georgia lawmaker calls this year's General Assembly session that wrapped up Friday the most disappointing he's been a part of.

Representative Winfred Dukes says the session was the most unproductive in his 13-years. He is pleased money was approved for Darton College and a library in Lee County. He's disappointed more wasn't done including getting money for Albany State's Fine Arts Building.

Representative Ed Rynders feels much was accomplished including tax relief for Georgia homeowners.

"I think it was a very disappointing session," said Dukes, "it just became a back and forth session where not much was accomplished. We did a lot of talking but not much action."

"People on the other side of the aisle are always going to take shots at those in the majority and say that enough wasn't done. A lot of times I think the most important thing we do is not hurt people, not intrude into their lives and the lives of businesses.  It was productive," said Rynders.

Rynders says they passed a lot of pro-business legislation. Dukes wishes more were done to bring tax relief to Georgians. Both agree more needs to be done about transportation in the next session.

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