Day 19 – Thursday, February 24, 2011

Notes

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



Prime Time Lawmakers

GPB News - Politics

Long Odds For Gambling ProposalLong Odds For Gambling Proposal

A legislative proposal to allow video lottery terminals at Jekyll Island and other tourist destinations appears to be dead for the year. At least, it won't get Governor Nathan Deal's signature. Deal and the island's top officials all oppose the measure, which was made by Republican State Representative Ron Stephens of Savannah.

Black Officials Gather In Macon Black Officials Gather In Macon

Many of Georgia’s black elected officials will gather in Macon over the weekend. They plan to discuss issues like ethics, the state budget and redistricting. The conference will also include a speech by civil rights leader and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. Joseph Lowery. Jesse Jackson is expected to attend.

Utilities Could Fund Campaigns Under Bill Utilities Could Fund Campaigns Under Bill

For 36 years, Georgia law has banned utilities from giving money to campaigns for state office. This week state senator Don Balfour,R-Snellville, introduced a bill that would give utilities the same power to fund campaigns as other firms. The only exception would be the utility-regulating Public Service Commission.

Proposed Pre-K Cuts ChallengedProposed Pre-K Cuts Challenged

Parents and teachers assailed cuts being proposed cuts to the Georgia's pre-kindergarten program. At a legislative hearing on Friday, some pre-k teachers said they would no longer be able to make ends meet if the program is cut from 6 1/12 hours a day to four. Others said cutting the instruction time would hurt the quality of the education being offered to 4-year-olds.

Racially Divided Council Nominates ManagerRacially Divided Council Nominates Manager

A racially-divided Savannah City Council has nominated the city's interim city manager to serve permanently as the city's top municipal administrator. The council nominated Rochelle Small-Toney after a bitter, months-long fight that led to what some called the city's worst race relations in decades.

7:00P

Hebburn

Still Swayze's After All These Years

7:31P

Good Neighbors

Pig's Lib

8:30P

Keeping Up Appearances

The Toy Store

9:00P

As Time Goes By

You Must Remember This

9:30P

As Time Goes By

Getting To Know You - Again

10:00P

Moone Boy