Day 34 – Monday, March 19, 2012

Notes

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

Video Archives

GPB News - Politics

Senate Panel Approves $19.3B 2013 BudgetSenate Panel Approves $19.3B 2013 Budget

The 2013 state budget is on its way to the Senate for a final vote before going to the Governor for his signature. On Tuesday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the $19.2 billion-dollar spending plan.

Tax Reform Surges AheadTax Reform Surges Ahead

State lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday that would reinstate the back-to-school sales tax holiday and eliminate the sales tax on energy used by manufacturers. It would also change some taxes on car purchases and force out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on some Internet purchases.

Plant Closings Spike Power BillsPlant Closings Spike Power Bills

State utility regulators decided Tuesday to allow Georgia Power to close two outdated coal fired plants. It’s a decision that complies with federal environmental rules, but it may come at a price to power customers.

Senate Committee OKs Open Records ChangesSenate Committee OKs Open Records Changes

A Senate committee has approved proposed legislation that would make obtaining public documents cheaper while stiffening penalties for illegally withholding public information and shortening the window of public scrutiny for candidates for university president under Georgia's open government laws.

Tax Reform Deadline ApproachesTax Reform Deadline Approaches

With only days left in this year’s legislative session, lawmakers are pushing comprehensive tax reform legislation through the General Assembly. A joint committee introduced a massive tax reform bill Monday that would reduce taxes.

7:00P

Rick Steves' Europe

Rome: Back-street Riches

7:30P

Rick Steves' Europe

Galicia And The Camino De Santiago

8:00P

Georgia Traveler

Speed & Feed

8:30P

Georgia Outdoors

Three Days, Three Rivers

9:00P

Last Tango In Halifax

10:00P

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Dead Man's Chest