2019 Georgia legislative session opens

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Georgia lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol on Monday as the 2019 legislative session begins. 

Lawmakers have some important work ahead of them with a full slate of priorities as they consider replacing the state's aging touchscreen voting machines and mull changing the management structure of Atlanta's airport. 

Other major issues up for discussion include healthcare, education, and Confederate memorials. 

As the 2019 legislative session opens Monday, one major question remains: what legislation will be on incoming Republican Gov.-elect Brian Kemp's agenda?

In a trip last week, Kemp said he would focus on what he calls bipartisan issues, pointing to campaign promises to promote small business and economic growth in rural areas and to crack down on violent gangs.

Asked at an Augusta stop if his 2019 legislative agenda includes a "religious freedom" bill, Kemp replied: "I'm going to be talking about a lot of things I'm going to do legislatively when we get ready to talk about them."