A new bill requiring zero-based budgeting will be introduced in the state House today. The move comes after the state Senate last week overrode a veto of former Governor Sonny Perdue on a similar measure. At issue is whether the vetoed bill would be legal.
Republican State Representative Allen Peake filed a bill this week that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Peake’s proposal claims fetuses are capable of feeling pain at 20 weeks. The bill is called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Hours after a Senate attempt to undo an outgoing veto be ex-Gov. Sonny Perdue, the House on Thursday declined to back up its sister chamber, with its leader saying he prefers working with his current boss to picking a fight with his former one.
Money for meals on wheels is on the chopping block this year as lawmakers work on the state budget. More than a hundred senior citizens rallied at the state capitol against cuts to the home-delivered meal program and other services.
The President's plan to freeze federal spending could effect everything from transportation to schools in Georgia.
President Obama laid out the spending freeze in his State of the Union address.
Georgia will spend about about $11 billion of federal money in the coming year.
The U.S. Department of Energy already monitors radiation levels in the water, soil and air surrounding its facility at Savannah River Site.
A grant from the agency would help bring back an independent monitoring program administered by Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources.