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Day 15- February 8, 2006

Governor Sonny Perdue announced eminent domain
legislation today, which he says grants more land rights to private
property owners. Several Republican leaders joined the Governor in his
office to support the legislation. Governor Perdue says this
legislation is the necessary response to a federal court case last year
in Connecticut that allows seizures to take place if it increases
property value.

Atlanta Aviation Day took place at the Capitol today with representatives from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
speaking on current developments at the airport. The most significant
change is the addition of a fifth runway which will open for operation
May of this year.

Today Governor Sonny Perdue signed a
proclamation designating a week of childhood cancer awareness. Joining
him at the signing was former Atlanta Brave pitcher Tom Glavine.
The crafty southpaw is the spokesman for the Rally Foundation, which raises money for pediatric cancer research.

Today the Senate Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee heard debate about a bill that would overhaul D.U.I. law in Georgia. The bill is based on the work of a study committee designated by Governor Sonny Perdue. The bill could come up for a vote as early as next week.

Since may of 2005, there has been a significant increase in the number of families who have been denied the Katie Beckett waiver, a program that helps disabled children and their families attain Medicaid services from the state. Lawmakers Matt Rasnick has that story.