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Legislative Day 5 - 2011

Legislation to toughen state immigration laws was introduced in the House today.
Rep. Matt Ramsey's bill would require local and state authorities to investigate people suspected of having illegal status.

The bill also would force state businesses that employ more than five people to comply with the federal e–verify program, a system that determines the legal status of workers.
Opponents to the measure say jobs will suffer and that immigration is a federal issue and should not be regulated by the state.

We talk about education proposals for this year’s session with Representative David Casas, Vice Chairman of the House Education Committee and Marcus Downs, Government Relations Director with the Georgia Association of Educators

You can watch Prime Time Lawmakers every night the Georgia General Assembly is in session at 7 pm, and at 5:30 am the following morning.