Hundreds of students and families rallied at the capitol today in support of letting Georgia students go to school online.
The state legislature created virtual charter schools in 2008. Students learn over the Internet, and their academics are overseen by a state-licensed teacher.
House members were busy on Wednesday’s crossover day handling many bills before the midnight deadline.
Two bills to extend tax breaks for the airline industry passed through the House Wednesday. House members voted yes to a partial gas tax exemption for Atlanta-based Delta Airlines.
Women who seek abortions would be able to sue a clinic if it violates state regulations under a bill the state Senate passed Wednesday. The measure would establish a woman’s right to sue even if she consented to the procedure. The bill passed 36 to 16.
The state Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow licensed gun owners to carry weapons in church.
The bill would allow guns in churches as long as congregations give the okay. The bill's supporters say, churches should have the same rights as other property owners.