MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - In less then two months, Georgia lawmakers will return to the gold dome, and Bibb County's representatives say this year they've got a lot on their mind.
In front of a crowd of about 100, the 7 of the 8 members of the Bibb County Delegation answered questions and remarked on the upcoming legislative session.
"It's a challenging time," says Senator Cecil Staton,"there is one difference between Washington and our state... a balanced budget is written into our constitution."
That's one goal, the veteran senator has on his agenda for January. Another is getting rid of the R's and D's. Staton along with State Representative Allen Peake are looking to tweak the consolidation bill, and seek non-partisan elections.
Senator-elect, David Lucas doesn't agree on the matter. He says taking away party-affiliations will distract voters from what the candidates stand for.
State Representative Nikki Randall didn't comment on the non-partisan elections, but did say during this next session consolidation will need to be looked at again.
"My focus is still the same... making sure our local needs are met," says Randall.
Randall and State Representative James Beverly also spoke about President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Beverly told a crowd of community leaders at the Douglass the president's plan is good for the country, and middle Georgia.
We'll have more on this story tonight on the nes at 6 on 41NBC.