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A Senate committee today passed a measure that creates a commission to scrutinize bills relating to health insurance. Members of the 16-member panel would represent hospitals, consumers, health insurance companies and small businesses. Sen. Tim Golden of Valdosta says having experts look at the bill would strengthen the decision-making process.
The Senate passed a resolution Tuesday to study whether the state can draw water from the Tennessee River's Georgia tributaries. It could help solve the state’s water supply problem. State Senator Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga says every time he pours a glass of water off his porch, it ends up in the Tennessee River.
The Sunday alcohol sales bill handily passed a House committee Tuesday, as expected. The bill has already passed the Senate. The bill could come to the House floor for a vote as early as Monday. Proponents of the bill say the issue is convenience.
Tomorrow marks one year since President Barack Obama signed federal health care into law. But, in Georgia the future of healthcare is far from settled. Georgia’s Republican leadership is decidedly against the overhaul. The state’s federal lawsuit challenging the law is expected to wind up in the Supreme Court.
The Georgia Legislature will wrap up the 2011 legislative session on April 14. The House on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution setting the calendar for the remainder of the 40-day session. The Senate was expected to take it up Monday afternoon.