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Legislative Day 15 - February 6, 2012

This is the 15th legislative day of the 2012 session.

On tonight’s program, Governor Nathan Deal announces a new needs-based scholarship. REACH-Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen – will award $2500 per semester to certain students for college.

An onion isn’t always just an onion; the House passes legislation encouraging growers and sellers of Vidalia onions trademark generates about 200 thousand dollars a year in royalties.

Continuing our series one education, Georgia is the recipient of 400 million dollars in federal Race to the Top grants. We are joined onset by Georgia Department of Education Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Avis King, and the Director of Government Relations for the Georgia Association of Educators, Tracey-Ann Nelson. We learn about how Race to the Top can help Georgia’s schools.

We are joined by Nancy Badertscher, Education Reporter for the Atlanta – Journal Constitution, and Maura Walz of GPB Radio and the Southern Education Desk will joining us live in studio for in-depth analysis of Capitol news.

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.