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Democratic state lawmakers heard almost exclusively from speakers opposed to new state immigration laws as they brought their special committee to Savannah this weekend. The panel is a Democratic version of an all-Republican one that met last year. Republicans held hearings to study how immigration effects Georgia.
Georgia voters might have to weigh in on a proposal to restructure the state’s tax system.
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.
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.
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.