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Legislative Day 24 - February 23, 2012

It is the 24th legislative day of the Georgia General Assembly.

The Senate passes the 18.5 billion dollar 2012 Amended Budget – moving $42 million from HOPE scholarship funding to the Zell Miller Scholarship.

It's not final passage; the changes must first be worked out with the House.

A bill requiring schools to offer and pay for online courses to students draws heated debate in the senate.

The State Charter Schools bill is moving right along as it passes the Senate Education Committee. Only yesterday the House passed the measure by a narrow margin.

The long–awaited Juvenile Justice Code re–write passes the House Judiciary Committee.
It's the first rewrite to the code in decades, but reforms could cost the state millions.

To examine that charter schools legislation as it moves through the Senate, tonight we are joined onset by Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers and Senate Democratic Whip Vincent Fort; if you've got school age children, you'll want to stay tuned for this...

We are also joined by two deans of the capitol press corps. Tom Crawford, editor of the Georgia Report, and Jim Galloway, the AJC’s political insider.

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

7:00PChristmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Cho
8:00PCall The Midwife Holiday Special
9:30PMr. Stink