Day 27 – Thursday, March 10, 2011


10:00am House Session
10:0am Senate Session
House Rules Committee

Prime Time Lawmakers

GPB News - Politics

Tax Plan Might Need Voter OKTax Plan Might Need Voter OK

Georgia voters might have to weigh in on a proposal to restructure the state’s tax system.

Sunshine Laws Revamp Pushed To '12 Sunshine Laws Revamp Pushed To '12

A move to re-write Georgia’s sunshine laws will not happen this Legislative session. Instead, the bills’ backers will take more time to craft the measure.

House OK's Budget PlanHouse OK's Budget Plan

The House has approved an $18.25 billion spending plan that boosts health insurance premiums for state employees and teachers by 20 percent but also restores some money for school nurses and low-income Medicaid recipients. The House voted 132-33 to approve the spending blueprint for the fiscal year that begins July 1. It now heads to the Senate.

General Assembly Day-27 RoundupGeneral Assembly Day-27 Roundup

HOPE Plan Ready For Deal's Signature - Legislation to revamp the HOPE scholarship has made it through the General Assembly, and will get the signature of Governor Nathan Deal next week. The plan gives full funding of tuition, books and fees only to students with a 3.7 or better grade point average. Those with 3.0 averages would get 90 percent funding.

Bill Would Allow Cities to Charge Fees for Vacant PropertiesBill Would Allow Cities to Charge Fees for Vacant Properties

Georgia cities may soon get some state help with dilapidated properties. The state Senate passed a bill Thursday allowing cities to create registries of vacant and foreclosed properties. The empty homes often become eyesores and lower property values.



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