Governor Sonny Perdue delivered his
fourth State of the State Address this afternoon. He credited Georgia's
investors, entrepreneurs and workers for the state's growing economy,
predicting 1.25 billion dollars in new revenues for 2007. Governor Perdue outlined the way he intends to spend this year's increased budget. Education, children, jobs and safe communities are his priorities.
Moments after the State of the State Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor recorded his response to the Governor's address. His remarks included highlights of his own legislative agenda, the PeachKids insurance plan, support of the HOPE scholarship and Pre-K programs as well as legislation that would restrict the sale of violent video games to minors. The Lieutenant Governor's response will be shown in its entirety.
Reaction to the State of the State Address was varied. Legislative leaders share their thoughts with Lawmakers' David Zelski and Jesse Freeman.
All that tonight on Lawmakers.