The House today passed legislation that would prohibit municipalities from requiring private businesses to give same-sex partners benefits usually reserved for married heterosexuals. Proponents say House Bill 67 is pro-business legislation, opponents say it's an end to home rule.
An abortion bill is expected to be debated on the Senate floor later this week. Lawmakers David Zelski talks with Senator Renee Unterman,
House Majority Leader Jerry Keen and Speaker Pro-Tem Mark Burkhalter
Senate Majority Leader Bill Stephens says he is unaware of
Georgia will soon award over $7.5 million in one-time grants to local school systems
Nwandi Lawson talks with Representative Barry Fleming, Chair
Gerald Bryant talks with Senator Jeff Mullis, Chair of the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee, about Governor Perdue's tourism initiative expected to be in his committee tomorrow and when public hearings might be expected in regard to Senate Bill 5.
The Senate Insurance and Labor Committee passed a bill that would create a "training wage" for employees under the age of 20. Sponsors of Senate Bill 92
The Senate passed two pieces of legislation today. Under Senate Bill 55, registered public accountants will be recognized as certified public accountants. Senate Bill 68
Today was Sustainable Business Day under the gold dome. Small businesses came to the Capitol to showcase their environmentally friendly industry. Lawmakers Angela Von Drasek has more.
Fifty-one high school students from across the State came to the Capitol today to participate in State School Superintendent Kathy Cox's Student Advisory Committee. Today's discussion topic: the legislature and how changes in the law affect Georgia's schools. Lawmakers Michael Rittle has that story.