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Policy Outcome Unclear as Georgia Speaker and Governor Clash

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Tension between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and House Speaker David Ralston is becoming one of the defining features in the 2020 General Assembly.

The conflict flared again Wednesday, with Ralston telling reporters that House members are still unhappy with the budget information they're getting from the Kemp administration.

Kemp's spokeswoman came firing back, criticizing Ralston for his attempts to change how Georgia holds special elections.

Tension between a governor and legislators is nothing new. What's unclear is whether the clash will harm Kemp's efforts to win a teacher pay raise or Ralston's effort to win a tax cut.

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