Friday, March 21, 2008

Lawmakers Returns Thursday, March 27

Lawmakers will not be seen tonight because the legislature is not in session. Join us at 7 PM on Thursday, March 27 when the Georgia General Assembly convenes for the 35th legislative day.

In case you're wondering how to find out when a new episode of Lawmakers will be produced, we wanted to explain our schedule. Lawmakers is broadcast every night at 7 PM on Georgia Public Broadcasting when the Georgia General Assembly is in session. The Georgia General Assembly meets for no more than 40 legislative days each spring. The session commences on the second Monday after the first Tuesday in January. The legislature does not necessarily meet on consecutive days and the session often extends through March and well into April. The House and Senate set their schedule by Resolution, so, we at Lawmakers are often unaware of what the schedule will be until the Resolution is brought to the floor in one of the chambers for a vote.

On Tuesday, March 11, Senate Resolution 1145 was adopted in both chambers, setting the following legislative schedule:

Friday, March 21 through Wednesday, March 26. . . in adjournment
Thursday, March 27. . . . . . . in session for legislative day 35

Lawmakers is broadcast on GPB television and streamed at at 7PM every day that the Georgia General Assembly is in session.