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Legislative Day 13 - February 2 2012

Today is the 13th legislative day of the 2012 session.

On tonight’s program, the constitutional amendment to allow state-sponsored charter schools clears an important hurdle. State-sponsored charter schools were declared unconstitutional by the Georgia Supreme Court last year.

The 18.5 billion dollar 2012 budget passed House Appropriations today bringing it much closer to final passage. The spending bill is expected to be taken up by the full House tomorrow.

It’s education week on Lawmakers, part of GPB’s ongoing effort to improve the graduation rate in the state. Tonight’s topic: inequality in rural schools

We are joined onset by Representative Brooks Coleman and Representative Amy Carter both from the House Education Committee.

For some in-depth analysis of today’s capitol news we’ll be joined by Walters from Morris News Service.

You can watch Primetime 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.