Day 20 – Monday, February 28, 2011

Notes

1:00pm House Session
1:00pm Senate Session



Prime Time Lawmakers

GPB News - Politics

Could Georgia Opt-Out Of Health Law?Could Georgia Opt-Out Of Health Law?

Governor Nathan Deal says, he'll take up President Barack Obama's offer of an early opt-out of the federal health care law. Some health care advocates are skeptical the state can go its own way in so short a period of time.

House Passes HOPE BillHouse Passes HOPE Bill

The state House overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday that would overhaul Georgia’s college scholarship program. House Democrats and Republicans passionately debated Gov. Deal’s HOPE bill for 90 minutes. Republicans argued that HOPE is in serious fiscal trouble and the bill would shore up its finances for good.

Gingrich To Meet With Gov. DealGingrich To Meet With Gov. Deal

The biggest obstacle to a Newt Gingrich presidential bid might be Gingrich himself. The twice-divorced former U.S. House speaker has admitted an affair with a former congressional aide who is now his third wife. His career in Congress is remembered as much for his dramatic fall -- the federal government shutdown, his censure and the loss of Republican seats in the House -- as his rise.

House Backs Macon-Bibb MergerHouse Backs Macon-Bibb Merger

A bill to consolidate Macon and Bibb County governments passed the Georgia House of Representatives Monday. The legislation, now moves on to the Senate.

Booster Seat Changes Get House OKBooster Seat Changes Get House OK

A bill that would raise the age children are required to be in car booster seats was passed by the state house today. Kids under eight would have to use them if they don’t meet certain measurements. Current law requires the booster seats for kids under six years old. That is waived for children who weigh 40 pounds or are four feet nine inches tall.

7:00P

On The Story

7:30P

Georgia Traveler

Georgia Traveler Classics

8:00P

Nature

Touching The Wild

9:00P

Nova

Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses

10:00P

Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Reptile