Day 19 – Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Notes

House Session 10:00am
Senate Session 10:00am
Lawmakers 7:00pm

GPB News - Politics

Senate Rules: The Road To Kill The Ethics Bill?Senate Rules: The Road To Kill The Ethics Bill?

The Senate Ethics reform package which would place a $100 gift cap on lobbyist gifts to legislators is now in the hands the Senate Rules Committee. But ethics watchdog groups say that’s a way to stall, if not kill, the bill altogether. Once a state lawmaker introduces a bill, it's ordinarily referred to a related committee for hearings, amendments and votes.

Charter School Bill CompromiseCharter School Bill Compromise

State Republicans and Democrats say they’ve reached a compromise on a controversial charter school bill. The new version of the constitutional amendment would stipulate that funding for public schools would not be reduced to pay for state charter schools. The bill would allow Georgians to vote on whether the state should approve charter schools.

Some School Workers Could Pay More For PensionsSome School Workers Could Pay More For Pensions

The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would increase the monthly contribution of certain public school employees to their retirement system from $4 to $10.

Another Day, A New Charter School BillAnother Day, A New Charter School Bill

A state Senator has introduced a resolution allowing Georgians to vote on whether the state can authorize charter schools. It’s nearly identical to a House version that narrowly failed on its first vote last week. Like the House bill, the Senate version would allow voters to change Georgia’s constitution, giving the state the power to open public charter schools.

Energy Secretary Tours Plant VogtleEnergy Secretary Tours Plant Vogtle

Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the construction of America's first new nuclear plant in a generation in Georgia will influence whether other utilities nationwide follow suit by investing in new reactors.

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