State lawmakers will jump into spring break a day earlier than originally planned, with no General Assembly session Friday. That move is to give legislators more time to iron-out sticking points in a proposed tax reform plan.
State lawmakers are at an impasse over a tax reform plan. And they have decided to take another week to resolve their differences. They will reconvene after Spring break and take up the issue again, in an attempt to break the impasse.
The House has approved legislation that would require six and seven year-old's to use booster car seats.
Currently, the law applies to children under age six.
The House approved the bill by a vote of 128-32. Children over 4 feet, 9 inches tall or over 40 pounds are exempt.
The state senate passed a budget Wednesday that includes two million dollars to study raising the water level of Lake Lanier.
Republican Senator Butch Miller is from Gainesville where Lake Lanier sits. He says raising the pool two feet would help the region’s water needs.
Two new reports are casting doubt on whether creating more drug courts in the state will save taxpayers money.
One of them comes from public radio's This American Life.
Host Ira Glass profiled the Glynn County drug court run by Judge Amanda Williams.