Day 7 – Monday, January 31, 2011

Notes

1:30pm House Session
1:00pm Senate Session



Prime Time Lawmakers

GPB News - Politics

 Deal, Barnes Unite for Slain Trooper's Widow Deal, Barnes Unite for Slain Trooper's Widow

A state trooper gunned down in a traffic stop late last year has prompted a scramble at the state Capitol to make sure his widow is able to keep her health insurance benefits. Lawmakers - led by House Speaker David Ralston - are rushing through a bill that would permit the spouse of a state employee killed in the line of duty to continue health coverage under the state plan.

Deal Wants To Expand Drug CourtsDeal Wants To Expand Drug Courts

Governor Nathan Deal is pushing alternative sentencing programs as a way of reducing the prison population. It's all about the cash-strapped state budget. Deal wants more drug courts as a way to keep non-violent offenders out of jail, reducing the need to lock them up. Coastal Glynn County started up a drug court about twelve years ago.

Bill Would Tighten Water TransfersBill Would Tighten Water Transfers

Some rural lawmakers in the state house want to make sure water transfers from one river basin to another get more scrutiny from State officials. The move comes after the Department of Natural Resources issued new rules on water tansfer permits.

Bill Calls For Less Time To Vote EarlyBill Calls For Less Time To Vote Early

Some state lawmakers want to shorten the length of time people can vote early from 45 days to 21. The bill has bipartisan support because it would save money. Many smaller counties think it’s a good idea.

No Fed Money For Storm Cleanup No Fed Money For Storm Cleanup

Local cleanup cost totals are coming-in from around the state for the winter storm that hit Georgia three weeks ago. And it does not appear any communities will be in-line for federal reimbursement.

7:00P

Rick Steves' Europe

Rome: Back-street Riches

7:30P

Rick Steves' Europe

Galicia And The Camino De Santiago

8:00P

Georgia Traveler

Speed & Feed

8:30P

Georgia Outdoors

Three Days, Three Rivers

9:00P

Last Tango In Halifax

10:00P

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Dead Man's Chest