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