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Legislative Day 31 - March 12, 2012

This is the 31st legislative day of the Georgia General Assembly.

There was final passage today of the FY 2012 Amended Budget. The "little" budget will reflect the announcement by Governor Nathan Deal's office that February revenues were above estimates.

A bill allowing local governments to establish a registry for vacant or foreclosed properties clears the Senate. Disagreement over exactly what constitutes vacant property caused healthy debate.

Taylor's Law gains final passage in the House. The measure, named for an 18–year–old leukemia victim, allows for special hunting permits for terminally ill children...

The progress of the State Budget is on our agenda tonight, which is especially timely following final passage of the amended budget today. Tonight, Appropriations Chairmen representative Terry England and Senator Jack Hill will join us on–set...

We best political analysis on the air with our reporter roundtable; tonight we welcome Tom Crawford, editor of the Georgia Report and Jim Galloway, 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.