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April 8, 2004

Special Lawmakers Wrap-up Show

Join us as we bring you an update on what bills made the cut before Sine Die last night.

The 2004 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to a close
just after midnight last night, but Governor Sonny Perdue says he plans
to call legislators back for a special session. He says he must call Georgia Legislators back to the Capitol because the budget
they passed in the waning hours of the session was not balanced.
However, some legislators disagree and say there is no need for a
special session.

On the final day of the 2004 session, legislators failed to pass tort reform legislation. Lawmakers' Chrissy Thrasher has more.

The city of Atlanta may get a city-wide sales tax to fix its failing
sewer systems. The House and Senate were able to agree on HB 709, which
would allow the city of Atlanta to hold a SPLOST referendum if Fulton
county does not. Lawmakers' Jesse Freeman has the details on last night's debate and reactions to last night's vote.

The House and Senate were able to agree on a compromise version of HB 1325, the bill aimed at preserving Georgia's HOPE Scholarship yesterday. Lawmakers' David Zelski has details on the compromise and what it means for Georgia's HOPE scholars.

Moments before Sine Die, the House and Senate approved the conference committee report on HB 1190, part of Governor Perdue's education reform package.

Gerald Bryant talks with Tom Crawford of Capitol about the legislature's unfinished business and what could happen during a special session.