Day 36 – Wednesday, March 30, 2011


10:00am House Session
10:00am Senate Session

Prime Time Lawmakers

GPB News - Politics

State Tax Reform Plan At ImpasseState Tax Reform Plan At Impasse

State lawmakers are at an impasse over a tax reform plan. And they have decided to take another week to resolve their differences. They will reconvene after Spring break and take up the issue again, in an attempt to break the impasse.

Music Hall Of Fame Board Rejects All Bids Music Hall Of Fame Board Rejects All Bids

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority Board today/Thursday rejected all four cities wanting to host the museum. But, the door remains open for the City of Macon. After the state put the museum up for bid, Athens, Dunwoody, Macon and Woodstock submitted plans. The board didn’t like any of them.

Tax Reform Negotiations ContinueTax Reform Negotiations Continue

State lawmakers were unable to come to an agreement Wednesday evening on a tax reform plan, so work will continue Thursday. A Republican-proposed measure would cut the state income tax from 6 to 4.5 percent. But it would add taxes on auto repair, car sales between individuals and some telecommunication services.

House Approves Booster Seat ChangesHouse Approves Booster Seat Changes

The House has approved legislation that would require six and seven year-old's to use booster car seats. Currently, the law applies to children under age six. The House approved the bill by a vote of 128-32. Children over 4 feet, 9 inches tall or over 40 pounds are exempt. The first violation would carry a fine of up to $50. A second violation has a fine of up to $100.

Budget Includes Money to Study Raising Lake LanierBudget Includes Money to Study Raising Lake Lanier

The state senate passed a budget Wednesday that includes two million dollars to study raising the water level of Lake Lanier. Republican Senator Butch Miller is from Gainesville where Lake Lanier sits. He says raising the pool two feet would help the region’s water needs.


Rick Steves' Europe

Rome: Back-street Riches


Rick Steves' Europe

Galicia And The Camino De Santiago


Georgia Traveler

Speed & Feed


Georgia Outdoors

Three Days, Three Rivers


Last Tango In Halifax


Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Dead Man's Chest