Today members of the House and Senate honored the lives of two of their own, former senators Frank Eldridge and Rene Kemp. Both Eldridge and Kemp passed away over the weekend.
Funeral services for Mrs. Coretta Scott King will be tomorrow at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
in Lithonia. Saturday Mrs. Kings body lay in state at the Capitol
rotunda. Family members joined thousands of mourners as they paid their
respects. Mrs. King will lay in honor for public viewing until midnight
tonight at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was pastor.
Governor Sonny Perdue has two initiatives in his budget to help fight Georgias methamphetamine problem. Lawmakers' David Zelski gives us a sneak peak of the documentary called The Georgia Meth Invasion that airs Tuesday, February 14, 2006.
Home Education Day at the Capitol was celebrated today, with
homeschool organizations and participants visiting their legislators to
make homeschooling in Georgia more visible. Home education proponents
want to ensure that state legislators do not impose restrictions on their ability to choose their childs education program.
A constitutional law expert who helped craft legislation allowing for the posting of the Ten Commandments is now advising that the bill is unconstitutional. Last Wednesday, the house passed House Bill 941,
allowing public posting of the Ten Commandments and other historical
documents, and requiring that court challenges to the law be defended by the State Attorney General.
The House Non-Civil Judiciary Committee decided to table House Bill 886. It would force child molesters to wear a tracking device.