Lawmakers in the Georgia Senate are expected to publicly release their version of proposed limits on lobbyist expenditures. The Senate Rules Committee planned to meet Thursday to discuss its proposed legislation.
The State Senate is expected to vote on a measure Thursday that would allow the state to regulate video poker machines that award non-cash prizes. The bill's backers want to crack down on what they say are the machines' under-the-table payouts.
The Georgia House of Representatives has approved two labor law changes that Republican leaders say would protect workers and boost market competition. Democratic opponents, meanwhile, criticized the bills as attacks on the rights of organized labor.
It would be illegal to create hybrid human-animal embryos under new legislation before Georgia lawmakers. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jay Neal of LaFayette would ban the creation and implantation of hybrid embryos into women.
The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a proposal that calls for the state to license and regulate businesses that call themselves pain management clinics. The 150-15 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where similar legislation died last year.
Education officials could deliberate privately about troubled Georgia school boards under a plan being considered in the General Assembly. Any testimony to the state board and its final vote on a recommendation would still happen in public. The board can recommend that the governor replace entire local school boards.