Monday, March 30, 2009

GNB Update

Here's what's making news in Georgia for Monday...

The Georgia Senate Appropriations Committee has passed its portion of the fiscal year 2010 budget. That's according to the Georgia Legislative Watch. But the Georgia House of Representatives has yet to approve its part of the legislation. Stay with GNB for further updates.

Your right to privacy may soon be at risk, if certain lawmakers have their way. Peach Pundit reports that the state Senate took up HB 614. The proposed legislation would start a state surveillance system for the monitoring and prescribing of select prescription drugs. Peach Pundit says passing the law would lead to doubts about the doctor-patient relationship, and would lead to more government intrusion. SWGA Politics also weighs in on this potentially controversial legislation.

A shrine to a former President is still in danger of closing its doors. The Canadian Press reports that the visitor's center for former President Jimmy Carter could close due to budget cuts. A recently passed budget proposal would strip the Plains-based center of more than $180,000 in funding. Critics like state Senator George Hooks of nearby Americus say that closing the center would violate a state law requiring Georgia to keep it open.

That's the news. But as always, log on to for all of the latest Georgia-related news 24/7. Enjoy your Monday night.

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