Day 22 – Friday, February 22, 2013

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GPB News - Politics

Governor Decides School Board's FateGovernor Decides School Board's Fate

Gov. Nathan Deal is set to announce whether he'll suspend members of the DeKalb County School Board.

Senate Passes Revised 2013 BudgetSenate Passes Revised 2013 Budget

The amended 2013 budget cleared the state Senate Friday and is now headed for a conference committee to resolve discrepancies with the House version. Lawmakers make changes to the budget each year to reflect changes in school enrollment and other items. The new version of the $19 billion budget for the current fiscal year doesn’t differ much from what lawmakers passed last year.

Lobbying Restrictions Vote ScheduledLobbying Restrictions Vote Scheduled

The Georgia House is scheduled to vote Monday on new restrictions on lobbying. Speaker David Ralston is arguably the legislature's most powerful member, so it's virtually certain the House will approve his plan tightening rules about who must register as a lobbyist and banning those individuals from buying gifts for individual lawmakers.

Electronic Insurance Cards ApprovedElectronic Insurance Cards Approved

Georgia drivers would be able to have an electronic version of their car insurance card under a proposal that has cleared the state House of Representatives. The plan from Monroe Republican Bruce Williamson now heads to the Senate.

Deal: Still 'No' On MedicaidDeal: Still 'No' On Medicaid

Florida’s Governor has changed his mind about Medicaid expansion, which is part of the federal healthcare reform law, known as Obamacare. Governor Nathan Deal said Thursday he intends to stand firm on his decision not to expand Medicaid. Florida Governor Rick Scott is the latest Republican Governor to reverse his position on Medicaid expansion.


Rick Steves' Europe

Italy's Great Hill Towns


Rick Steves' Europe

Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains And Bergen


Georgia Outdoors

Snakes Alive


Last Tango In Halifax


Agatha Christie's Poirot

The Adventure Of The Western Star