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January 30, 2003

A bill to revise the Georgia Fair Lending Act was heard in committee today. Lawmakers Nwandi Lawson reports.

Oversight of power companies' power of eminent domain. That
is the goal of legislation authored by Rep. Judy Manning (R- Marietta)
discussed in a sub-committee of House Judiciary today. Dozens turned
out to testify, we'll have the details.

Governor Sonny Perdue talks business with the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, Labor Commissioner Michael
Thurmond and Public Service Commissioner Bobby Baker were also on hand
to discuss the issues affecting the small business in our State.
Correspondent Hamilton Northcutt has more.

Legislators call for a recess next week to work on the State Budget.
House Majority Leader Jimmy Skipper (D- Americus) proposed a recess
next Wednesday through Friday, the House adopted the measure, it now
goes before the Senate.

Proposed Pay Cuts are gaining attention- and support- in the House and Senate. House Appropriations Chair Tom Buck and Senate Majority Leader Tom Price talk to Lawmakers' David Zelski about the cuts- and who else besides legislators may see their salaries trimmed.

Representative Chuck Sims (D-Douglas) talks with Gerald
Bryant about his legislation that would prohibit sports boosters from
offering high school athletes inducements to attend a particular
college.

University System of Georgia Chancellor Thomas Meredith
appeared before the Senate Higher Education Committee today to meet the
members and talk about priorities for Georgia's Colleges and
Universities.

Today was Chatham County day at the Capitol. Governor Sonny
Perdue spoke with members of the Savannah-Chatham County Chamber of
Commerce this morning about the progress of the Daimler-Chrysler plant
and advocated more state funds for tourism promotion.

And Hambrick Elementary School's Choir performed at the Capitol today. Lawmakers' Sara Hays has highlights of the singing group from Stone Mountain.

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