Day 24 – Thursday, February 23, 2012


House Session 10:00am
Senate Session 10:00am

GPB News - Politics

Bill Would Help Find Unclaimed Vets' Remains Bill Would Help Find Unclaimed Vets' Remains

A bill that passed the state senate Friday would require funeral directors to take special action when it comes to unclaimed remains of U.S. Military veterans. The Disposition of Veteran's Remains Act would open the lines of communication between funeral homes and the non-profits organizations whose mission is to locate and bury the cremated remains of unclaimed veterans across the state.

Senate Honors Pioneer For Black History Month Senate Honors Pioneer For Black History Month

In honor of black history month the state Senate honored one of their own, who made history more than forty years ago. When Senator Leroy Johnson was elected back in 1964, he became the first African-American to serve in the Georgia State Senate since Reconstruction.

Abortion Hearing Met With Support And OppositionAbortion Hearing Met With Support And Opposition

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate packed a meeting room at the state capitol Friday. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would outlaw abortions after the first 20-weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is threatened. An official from Atlanta's Catholic Archdiocese were among those who testified in support of the bill.

Casino Concern Drives Land BillCasino Concern Drives Land Bill

One Georgia lawmaker is proposing a bill that would make it harder for Native Americans to get state consent for tribal lands. Brunswick State Senator William Ligon introduced the legislation over gambling concerns. The Kialegee tribe wants to build a massive resort in coastal Brunswick. The resort would have a hotel, golf course and an industrial park.

Poll: GA Wants To Vote On Horse RacingPoll: GA Wants To Vote On Horse Racing

A new poll released Friday shows that 72% of Georgians support bringing horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering to the ballot in November. It comes on the heels of Thursday’s proposal of a bi-partisan constitutional amendment to legalize gambling on horse racing in Georgia.



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