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The state Senate passed a resolution Thursday urging Congress to expand a guest worker program that gives visas to foreign laborers.
The Georgia Military College band played Thursday at the State Capitol to celebrate Georgia heritage. Governor Nathan Deal was there to declare Sunday February the 12th as “Georgia Day.” Deal reflected on how far the state has come since General Ogelthorpe first landed at Yamacraw Bluff nearly three centuries ago.
State lawmakers will allow another vote on a change to Georgia's constitution that would allow the General Assembly to create more charter schools. The 114-49 vote Thursday allows Rep. Jan Jones, a Milton Republican, to hold a second vote on the amendment itself. That vote has not been scheduled.
Georgia lawmakers have introduced legislation designed to encourage private investment in renewable energy sources like solar power. Supporters of Senate Bill 401 said it is designed to allow customers and firms to use common financing mechanisms to fund new power generation facilities.
A Republican state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would limit abortion in Georgia, with narrow exceptions, after a pregnancy reached 20 weeks. Currently, abortion is not permitted starting in the third trimester unless it's done to protect a woman's life and health.