Legislative Day 12 - February 1, 2012

This is the twelfth legislative day of the 2012 session.

Serious consequences could be coming for bullies in public schools. A bill is heard in committee that would ban those convicted of bullying or hazing from attending public schools or colleges in the state.

There was movement on the budget front; today the subcommittees of House Appropriations approved their parts of the FY 2012 Budget. The Full Appropriations Committee is expected to vote on that budget tomorrow.

We continue education week on Lawmakers as part of GPB’s ongoing effort to improve the graduation rate in the state. Tonight we focus on education funding with guest Herb Garrett, Executive Director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association, to discuss where the money comes from and how it’s spent.

We are also joined by Maureen Downey, an education reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, for some in-depth analysis.

You can watch Prime Time Lawmakers every night the Georgia General Assembly is in session at 7pm on Georgia Public Broadcasting. The program re-airs the next morning at 5:30am.


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