Day 28 – Wednesday, February 29, 2012


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

GPB News - Politics

Criminal Justice Reform Bill RevisedCriminal Justice Reform Bill Revised

A special panel of state lawmakers is working to revise the state’s criminal justice code by tweaking a bill that could change Georgia’s criminal justice landscape. Members of an unusual joint house and senate committee are reviewing the bill to make changes. The legislation has not yet won the support of Governor Nathan Deal, who has made the issue one of his top priorities this year.

Will Abortion Bill Scare Away MD's?Will Abortion Bill Scare Away MD's?

The passage of a controversial abortion bill in the House Wednesday puts it on the fast-track to the Senate floor for a vote. But the bill is fueling concern that fear of criminal penalties might dissuade doctors from coming to Georgia.

Sunday Sales On Tuesday BallotsSunday Sales On Tuesday Ballots

Voters in 39 Georgia communities will decide Tuesday whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Rome, Marietta and LaGrange are some of the municipalities voting on Sunday beer, wine and liquor sales. It's a decision already made in Savannah, where voters approved Sunday sales after state lawmakers left the matter up to local voters last year.

Gingrich Tour Rare Among HopefulsGingrich Tour Rare Among Hopefuls

It's a rainy morning and US Congressman Jack Kingston is joining the mayor of suburban Richmond Hill near Savannah for the ribbon-cutting at a new physical therapy business. There are balloons, giant scissors and lots of hand shakes and smiles. If you're running for mayor or Congress, showing up at these kind of events is make-or-break.

Court Hears Immigration Challenges Court Hears Immigration Challenges

A federal appeals court in Atlanta heard arguments Thursday in the case against Georgia’s immigration law. But the judges say they won’t rule until after the U.S. Supreme Court settles a case against a similar law enacted in Arizona. The judges asked the state’s attorney what would happen if every state -- like Georgia -- passed its own immigration law.



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