Day 13 – Thursday, February 10, 2011

Notes

10:00am House Session
1:00pm Senate Session
House Rules Committee


Prime Time Lawmakers

GPB News - Politics

Immigration Bill: Racial Profiling ConcernsImmigration Bill: Racial Profiling Concerns

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.

Proposal Ties University Tuition Hikes to Inflation RateProposal Ties University Tuition Hikes to Inflation Rate

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.

New Push For Trauma Care FundingNew Push For Trauma Care Funding

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.

Day-13 General Assembly RoundupDay-13 General Assembly Roundup

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.

Divided Savannah Council Rejects CompromiseDivided Savannah Council Rejects Compromise

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.

7:00P

On The Story

7:30P

Georgia Traveler

Treasures Untold

8:00P

Antiques Roadshow

Anaheim, Hour One

8:59P

Antiques Roadshow

Minneapolis, Mn - Hour One

10:00P

Civil War: The Untold Story

Bloody Shiloh