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February 10, 2003

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker speaks out on reapportionment.
Susan Hoffman has an exclusive interview with Attorney General Baker to
discuss his decision not to withdraw the State's reapportionment case
from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Senator Daniel Lee is the head of the Senate Reapportionment
Committee. Today he talked with Gerald Bryant about Georgia's current
reapportionment woes.

Today the Senate Reapportionment Committee met today to
discuss SB 91, the Governor's reapportionment legislation. The bill
aims to create new rules for redistricting in the future.

The Georgia Rural Economic Development Council has a new
leader. Today Governor Sonny Perdue appointed himself as the new
chairman, replacing Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor. Hamilton Northcutt

Tax Liens are the subject of much confusion for many Fulton
County residents. Delinquent Payments to the Tax Commissioner's office
are currently being transferred to third party lien holders. David
Zelski looks into this issue and legislation that could change the role
of third party lien holders.

Senators Vincent Fort and Daniel Lee comment on the current situation surrounding the Georgia Fair Lending Act.

A framework has been proposed to improve Georgia's Indigent Defense System. David Zelski reports on the Senate Judiciary Committee's discussion of Senate Bill 102.

Substance Abuse Prevention Advocates gathered at the Capitol today to celebrate the achievements of the Red Ribbon
campaign. They also endorsed the Governor's plan to raise taxes on
tobacco and alcohol. Find out why as Elizabeth Cowart reports.

And we'll have the highlights of what happened during the recess last week.