10:00am House Session
10:00am Senate Session
The President's plan to freeze federal spending could effect everything from transportation to schools in Georgia. President Obama laid out the spending freeze in his State of the Union address. Georgia will spend about about $11 billion of federal money in the coming year. The largest part goes to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor and disabled.
The U.S. Department of Energy already monitors radiation levels in the water, soil and air surrounding its facility at Savannah River Site. A grant from the agency would help bring back an independent monitoring program administered by Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources.
The state is blaming a computer glitch for overpaying hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax returns. Thousands of bank accounts were affected after the department of revenue tried to fix the problem.
State lawmakers have finished crafting a new bill intended to crack down on illegal immigration. Peachtree City Republican Representative Matt Ramsey says the bill expands local law enforcement’s ability to check the citizenship of those suspected of a crime.
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.