10:00am House Session
10:00am Senate Session
Governor Nathan Deal has to deal with a 2012 deadline set by a federal judge to solve the tri state water dispute. The Governor spoke at the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He told hundreds of business leaders from around the state that he will continue to negotiate with neighboring states, but also plan for more water storage.
House Speaker David Ralston told Georgia business leaders today that he will make sure any new state immigration legislation will not hurt Georgia’s economy. Business leaders worry about consequences of any new laws.
Despite requests from the British government a scheduled execution will go ahead as planned tonight in Jackson after the Georgia Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a man convicted of murder. British officials are upset that a drug purchased in England will be used to help execute an inmate here.
A federal judge has upheld Georgia's law banning guns in churches and other places of worship. U.S. District Judge Ashley Royal on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the law. Royal wrote that Georgia's law does not violate constitutional rights to freedom of religion or bearing arms.
Johnny Isakson says if the month of December proved anything, Democrats and his fellow Republicans can work together and make progress in Congress. On Monday, Georgia's junior U.S. Senator spoke to an Atlanta Press Club gathering about the legislative issues in the immediate future.