10:00am House Session
1:00pm Senate Session
House Rules Committee
Today the House Judiciary committee heard final testimony on a controversial immigration reform bill. Advocates like Lisa Adler with Amnesty International worry the bill would unfairly target members of the Hispanic community. She says a provision allowing police to check immigration status of people they suspect are in the country illegally is racial profiling.
A proposed constitutional amendment in the Georgia House would limit tuition increases at the state’s universities to the rate of inflation. Any hike greater than the inflation rate would have to be approved by lawmakers, according to the resolution filed by Albany state Rep. Ed Rynders.
There’s a new effort underway at the state Capitol to push for a permanent trauma care network funding source. It’s still connected to vehicle registration fees—but with a twist.
State House lawmakers Thursday passed an $18 billion midyear budget to carry the state through the end of the fiscal year June 30. Republican House Appropriations Chair Terry England says In it, lawmakers restored some cuts, including a popular meals program for seniors.
A bitterly divided Savannah City Council Thursday rejected two compromises that would have delayed hiring a permanent chief executive for the coastal city. The city government is currently being run by an interim city manager and the search for a permanent chief has sparked what some here have described as Savannah's worst race relations since the 1960's.