The Georgia State Senate passed its first bill of the legislative session today. Senate Bill 33 which creates the Georgia Virtual High School passed 55-0, but not without debate. Lawmakers Jesse Freeman has the highlights.
The Senate Judiciary Committee gave a do-pass by substitute to Tort Reform
Debates over abortion, evolution, and the Georgia state flag
Lt. Governor Mark Taylor announced his "Georgia Rx" plan. The proposal would allow the State to use it's bulk buying power for its citizens who are elderly or uninsured.
Only four months after its inception, Bright from the Start,
Nwandi Lawson talks with Legislative Black Caucus Chair
Department of Community Health Commissioner Tim Burgess
Over 100 middle-school students filled the Capitol today as they participated in the 2005 Youth Legislative Conference. Students from across the State were here to study the legislative process and the current issues. Lawmakers Michael Rittle has more.
The 3rd annual Hispanic Day took place under the gold dome today. Governor Sonny Perdue presented a proclamation to the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Lawmakers Marcus Howard has more.
It was a wild day at the Capitol thanks to the Department of Natural Resources. Governor Sonny Perdue and the DNR recognized the 2004 Forestry for Wildlife partners. Lawmakers Angela Von Drasek joins us with that story.
All that and more tonight on Lawmakers.