Day 9 – Thursday, January 26, 2012


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

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GPB News - Politics

Bill Would Clear Drunken Driving ChargesBill Would Clear Drunken Driving Charges

Independent Representative Rusty Kidd of Milledgeville is supporting a bill that would clear a drunken driving offense if the convicted person does not have any other driving offenses for five years. Kidd is not condoning driving while intoxicated. But he says he believes it is important to change the DUI laws to give drivers a second chance.

Lawmakers Target Metal TheftLawmakers Target Metal Theft

Theft of copper and other metals is getting a lot of attention in the General Assembly this year. At least three bills in the legislature aim to strengthen regulations in hopes of stemming losses from metal theft.

Military Cuts Could Hit GeorgiaMilitary Cuts Could Hit Georgia

On Thursday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced plans to ask Congress to scale back the military. The BRAC, or Base Realignment And Closure requests would be for 2013 and 2015. If approved the military could close bases, including some in Georgia. The reductions are part of a plan by President Obama to cut nearly a half-trillion dollars from defense spending in the next ten years.

Democrats Target Immigration LawDemocrats Target Immigration Law

House Democrats want to repeal a new law cracking down on illegal immigrants in Georgia. The badly outnumbered Democratic caucus held a public hearing Thursday at the Capitol.

States Sign Pact On Troubled ChildrenStates Sign Pact On Troubled Children

A dozen Florida and Georgia border counties have signed an agreement making it easier for children removed from parents or guardians to be placed with relatives in the other state.


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