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Crossover Day Arrives

Today is crossover day at the state Capitol. That’s when bills must pass either chamber or won’t have a chance to become law until next year. Most of the big issues have already made it across. Changing HOPE's college scholarship and pre-kindergarten funding, immigration reform and the 2012 budget are three major challenges lawmakers came to the Gold Dome to address,

Sunday Alcohol Sales Revived For Vote

The Sunday alcohol sales bill is scheduled for a vote in the state Senate on Wednesday. If the bill does not pass, it will be dead for this legislative session.

Military Parents Bill Heads To House

Senate Bill 112 would help parents in custody disputes. Also lets parents transfer visitation. Georgia one of few states lacking legal protection.

Tax Code Rewrite Delayed

Voters may have to sign off on parts of a plan to overhaul Georgia’s tax code. That's delaying lawmakers from voting on the package.

Sunday Alcohol Sales Alive?

A key lawmaker in the state Senate says he expects Sunday alcohol sales to be on the chamber's agenda by Wednesday.

Immigration Bill Passes Senate

The state House and Senate are now more in line with what they want out of immigration reform. The Senate passed its version of a hotly debated bill

Music Hall Of Fame Still In Limbo

Board says they will decide fate of museum on March 31. State will no longer fund the facility. New board member offers to help with fund raising.

Legislation Moving In Session's Day-29

A cut to the amount businesses pay into the unemployment trust fund, a bill to expand mental health courts, and legislation to green light special needs scholarship waivers are part of the early action from Day-29 of the 40-day General Assembly session.

MADD Pushes 'Interlock' Bill

Mothers against Drunk Driving rallied today to push a bill mandating so-called 'interlocks' to the floor.

Session's Crossover Day Fast Approaching

Lawmakers will be especially busy during Monday's scheduled Day-29 of the 40 day General Assembly calendar, as Crossover Day approaches. Wednesday is the last day a piece of legislation has to pass at least one chamber in order to have a chance to become law by the legislative session's end.

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