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Day 12- February 2, 2006

Some Democrats want the state to consider re-regulating the Natural Gas industry. Representative David Lucas has filed a bill that would enable the Public Service Commission to do that. He and other Democratic House members held a forum this afternoon to get public input on the issue.

The Georgia Transit Authority invites buses from around the
state to show legislators the varied local transit systems. The GTA
also encourages lawmakers to allow motor-fuel tax revenues to be spent
on mass transit systems.

The Joint House and Senate Democratic Caucus holds a public forum on the issue of re-regulating the Natural Gas industry.

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children meet at the Capitol to lobby their legislators for additional policies to benefit children in foster care. The organization is especially concerned with Governor Sonny Perdues $280,000 allotment to CASA in the state budget.

The Senate passes a computer security bill thats aimed at
keeping people from using the internet or email to falsely represent
themselves as a reputable business to gather secure personal
information, a practice called fishing.

TV chef Paula Dean visits the Senate to witness the
passage of a resolution honoring her accomplishments. Paula Dean is the
proprietor of Savannahs Lady and Sons restaurant.