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Legislative Day 29 - March 5, 2012

This is the 29th legislative day of the Georgia General Assembly.

A bill aimed to prohibit illegal immigrants from attending all of Georgia’s public colleges and universities passes the Senate.

The Senate spending bill for the next fiscal year – the Big Budget – passes the House Appropriations Committee today – putting it on track for passage by the House on crossover day.

A measure to increase the reporting of suspected child abuse to authorities clears the Senate.

Governor Nathan Deal’s Competitiveness Initiative is on our agenda tonight; Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Alan Essig of the Georgia Budget Policy and Institute will join us on set.

We continue our reporter roundtable with the best political analysis on the air. Tonight we welcome Dave Williams, Government Reporter for the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Jim Galloway of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’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.