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January 19, 2005

Governor Sonny Perdue today made two major announcements that will provide a boost to the State's economy.
A major retail corporation is making plans to build a distribution
center in southeast Georgia, bringing hundreds of new jobs to Georgia.
And proposed legislation that would crack down on unwanted emails.
Lawmakers Chriss Knight explains.

The second and final day of Joint Appropriations Committee Budget Briefings
brought testimony from the areas of higher education, transportation
and public safety. We'll have the highlights of today's hearings.

Lt. Governor Mark Taylor today announced his plan to assist National Guardsmen and Reservists
in the State of Georgia. Income tax exemption, money for college or
career training and life insurance are all included in the proposal.
We'll have the details.

Lawmakers' David Zelski looks at proposed legislation that aims to slow the manufacture of methamphetamines in Georgia and the dangers of the drug.

The Georgia Water Coalition voiced concerns about water conservation and quality issues at the Capitol today. Lawmakers' Jesse Freeman has more.

First Lady Mary Perdue spoke with a group of volunteers today, encouraging them to get involved in her "Our Children Campaign". The program aims to protect Georgia's abused and neglected children.

The Sons of the Confederate Veterans gathered at the Capitol today in celebration of the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. The event included a march to the Capitol and many speeches. Lawmakers' Angela Von Drasek has more.