Monday, January 28, 2008

Day 6- January 28, 2008

Tonight on Lawmakers, the Senate votes to override a Gov. Perdue veto, the Grady Hospital Board considers privatization, House Majority Leader Rep. Jerry Keen says the Senate should act quickly on the remaining veto overrides, and a look back at last week’s Budget Briefings.

The Senate finished what the House started by voting to override one of Gov. Perdue’s vetoes. The historic move was the first override of a governor veto in Georgia since 1974. House Bill 529, dealing with the naming of the legislative budget office was passed by both houses last year before the veto by Gov. Perdue.

The Grady Hospital Board met late this afternoon to discuss the possibility of privatizing the hospital, which is the largest level one trauma center in Georgia. As of this posting, no decision had been reached. Bridget Snapp will have more in the Lawmakers broadcast.

House Majority Leader Rep. Jerry Keen held a press conference today to urge the Senate to take up the remaining veto overrides as soon as possible. Remaining veto overrides to be considered by the Senate include legislation dealing with the HOPE Scholarship and charter school employees.

David Zelski presents a look back at last week’s Budget Briefings before the Joint Appropriations Committee. We’ll have those highlights and more, tonight on Lawmakers.

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