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Day 2 - January 9, 2007

Governor Sonny Perdue said that this term will be focused on long-term goals for Georgia, including a crackdown on Metro Atlanta speeders, healthcare, and transportation.

House Speaker Glenn Richardson said he favors legislation this session that shrinks government. He also praised the House for taking technological strides in an effort to make government more open, including streaming House committee meetings over the internet.

Casey Cagle, the first Republican Lieutenant Governor in Georgia's history, called the Senate to order this morning. Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown later took the well to say he hopes Democrats and Republicans can work together this session.

At a press conference today, Senator Chip Rogers proposed legislation to make dog fighting a felony.

All that and more, tonight on Lawmakers.