The Senate Health and Human Services Committee Monday passed a bill allowing pharmacists and nurses to give vaccination shots. Senator Charlie Bethel of Dalton says this bill is an extension of a previous bill that allowed pharmacy's to give flu shots.
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate packed a meeting room at the state capitol. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would outlaw abortions after the first 20-weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is threatened.
The national Weather Service was predicting snow in North Georgia late Monday night. There's a weather advisory for nine counties from midnight until ten A.M. tomorrow. Meteorologist Steven Nelson advises cautious driving.
The Senate Democratic Caucus is criticizing Governor Nathan Deal's need-based scholarship program. They say it fails to recognize the current problems with the HOPE scholarship and is a diversion from discussing the issues.
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.
A House subcommittee passed a measure Monday on voter identification. The bill would allow students who attend private universities in Georgia to use their student IDs to vote. Public university students have been able to use their student I-Ds to vote since 2005.
Albany State University's president is responding to an audit showing the school admitted hundreds of freshman who didn't meet minimum requirements. Everette Freeman, president of Albany State University told students and faculty [Friday], the university is moving quickly to prevent the problem from happening again.