Day 33 – Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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

Prime Time Lawmakers

GPB News - Politics

Landfill Bill DelayedLandfill Bill Delayed

Some Middle Georgians are organizing against what they call a threat to their drinking water. They say Senate Bill 110 would make it easier to get landfill permits.

Committee Considers Tax Reform Ideas Committee Considers Tax Reform Ideas

State legislative leaders on Thursday proposed lowering the income tax rate and leaving groceries untaxed. During a special committee meeting, lawmakers endorsed some recommendations from a tax reform council but rejected others. State Republican leaders created the tax reform council last year, with the idea of boosting job growth by rewriting the tax code.

Thousands Of Immigration Activists Rally Thousands Of Immigration Activists Rally

More than 5,000 opponents of two state immigration bills rallied at the state Capitol Thursday. The rally included chants, drumming, prayers and a song by a homegrown duo. In English and Spanish, speakers denounced the bills because they would allow police to verify the immigration status of suspects. And they would allow employers to see if new hirees are citizens.

Health Exchange on Hold in Georgia Health Exchange on Hold in Georgia

State lawmakers recently tabled legislation that would have created a federally-mandated state health care exchange. That leaves Georgia with some unused cash. Georgia received a $1 million grant from the federal government to create a state healthcare exchange. Forming the exchange is mandatory for all states under Pres. Obama’s healthcare reform law.

Tax Reform Still Alive Under Gold DomeTax Reform Still Alive Under Gold Dome

Georgia’s unemployment rate has been hovering around 10 percent for over a year. Creating jobs was a much talked about issue during last fall's election. Although no jobs creation bills have been taken up this year, if you ask Republican leadership under the gold dome about the issue, they’ll tell you the session isn’t over yet.


Rick Steves' Europe

Italy's Great Hill Towns


Rick Steves' Europe

Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains And Bergen


Georgia Outdoors

Snakes Alive


Last Tango In Halifax


Agatha Christie's Poirot

The Adventure Of The Western Star