Special Session - Day 8 – Thursday, August 25, 2011


GPB News - Politics

Ethics Commission Selects New Leader  Ethics Commission Selects New Leader

The lobbyist for Georgia's public defender system has been named to lead the state's ethics commission. Holly LaBerge, of Senoia, was selected on Friday as executive secretary of the panel that handles campaign finance complaints and oversees lobbyists.

Transportation Vote in LimboTransportation Vote in Limbo

Gov. Nathan Deal says there’s not enough time during the special session to tackle a regional transportation tax vote. Lawmakers could reconsider the issue in January but that looks unlikely.

House OKs Congressional MapsHouse OKs Congressional Maps

The Republican-controlled state House approved new congressional district maps Thursday. Democrats say the maps are part of a systematic plan to isolate minority voters. But Republicans insist they are following federal laws designed to protect minority voters.

Transportation Vote Shift On Hold Transportation Vote Shift On Hold

Facing tea party opposition, Governor Nathan Deal has abandoned for now plans to shift a public vote on a transportation tax hike until the November 2012 general election.

Draft Congressional Maps Head to House VoteDraft Congressional Maps Head to House Vote

A key House committee approved draft congressional maps Wednesday. The proposal will keep an air force base near Valdosta in the first congressional district. The draft maps now head to the full House for a vote. Under the map proposed Monday, Moody Air Force Base would have been taken out of the first congressional district.

7:00P

Nature

The Funkiest Monkeys

8:00P

My Wild Affair

The Ape Who Went To College

9:00P

Nova

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes

10:00P

Sex In The Wild

Orangutans