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Legislative Day 19 - 2011

The Senate passed its version of the FY 2011 amended budget today, but the work is not over. Senate changes will likely mean the bill will be taken up by a House-Senate conference committee before it achieves final passage.

The Bi-Partisan bill to change the HOPE scholarship passes the House appropriations committee this morning. The measure will end full-ride college tuition for most HOPE scholars.

And a controversial measure allowing billboard companies to clear roadside trees on state right-of-way passed the House. Opponents are opposed on environmental grounds, while advocates say the bill is good for business.

For some end of the week analysis we are joined by Tom Crawford of the Georgia Report, and Bill Crane, political analyst with CSI Crane.

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.