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Viewpoint: Home Stretch of Georgia Legislature

As the Georgia Legislature enters the home stretch in the 2014 session,  it is a relief House Bill One appears dead after failing to make it out of the House of Representatives before Monday's crossover day.

House Bill One wanted to take the assets seized in criminal activity and give it to local governments to spend.  

Those assets need to remain going where they are now. Directly back to law enforcement who are able to obtain much needed equipment.  

Equipment that many local governments likely aren't able to afford with the budget constraints they have been facing in recent years.  

Criminal investigations require a lot of time and hard work. So it seems only fitting that those put in the work that leads to the seizure of these criminal assets should benefit the most from their efforts.

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