Friday, April 24, 2009

GNB Weekend Update

The weekend is here...Here's the news...

Add another person to the list of those not running for Governor in 2010. 3rd District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland earlier today announced that he will not seek the Republican nomination for Georgia governor, and choosing to stay in the nation's capital instead. He joins the likes of Cobb County Commission Chairman Sam Olens, state House Speaker Pro-Tem Mark Burkhalter, and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle among the Republicans choosing not to run for the Peach State's gubernatorial nomination. Cagle pulled out earlier this month.

State lawmakers didn't use any federal stimulus money for education. That's what an education advocacy group charged earlier today. The Southern Education Foundation says the Georgia failed to allocate the $178 million available for education. It charged that those funds are desperately needed as schools struggle through an ongoing recession. SEF Vice President Steve Suitts says the money should be used to minizime the cutbacks on the upcoming fiscal year budget. The governor's office, though, says those funds aren't lost, but they won't be spent right away.

And if you're looking for something worth reading this weekend, consider the 401-page report released today by the Georgia Legislative Watch. It contains every bill that passed the Georgia House in 2009. The entire report can be read by clicking here.

That's the news. GNB is online at Have a good weekend.

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