Today is Legislative Day 3 of the 40 day session for the Georgia General Assembly and tonight Lawmakers previews legislative priorities expected to be outlined in Governor Sonny Perdue's State of the State address this evening.
Education is expected to top the list of priorities for the Governor again this year. He announced last week an additional teacher pay raise in September and he is expected to outline his plans for Virtual High Schools as well as a Master Teacher program.
Healthcare is a major issue once again this session. Medicaid
Gerald Bryant and Nwandi Lawson talk with Tom Crawford, National Editor of Capitol Impact.com about what to expect in the Governor's State of the State address.
Gerald Bryant talks with Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Hill and Nwandi Lawson talks with House Appropriations Chairman Ben Harbin to get their take on next week's budget hearings.
Governor Perdue is also expected to address job growth and tourism. Representative Ron Stephens,
Ethics legislation is also a priority for Perdue. Passing a
The Governor also plans to re-introduce his legislation, 'The Faith and Family Services Amendment' which would pave the way for faith-based organizations to compete for State funds to provide social services.