Georgia lawmakers are limiting the number of commercial crabbing licenses state Department of Natural Resources officials distribute. Under the bill, the DNR will cut the number of licenses from 138 to 100 starting in May of next year. Brunswick State Representative Alex Atwood sponsored the legislation to help a struggling blue crab population.
A bill in the state Senate would make it easier for private companies to invest money in river infrastructure. State Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) is sponsoring the measure because he says local officials need flexibility in getting financing for reservoirs. He says the bill is aimed at new water infrastructure and not the Savannah harbor deepening project, for which state officials are urgently seeking funds.
The President Pro Temp of the Georgia Senate says, he'd like to start up pilot programs to see if books in Georgia middle schools could be replaced with iPads. Tommie Williams says, Georgia wouldn't be the first state to try going bookless. Texas and Virginia schools are trying iPads -- as is one private school in Savannah.