The Georgia House of Representatives voted February 9th to table legislation that would require Georgia driver’s license examinations to be administered only in English. Supporters of HB 72 moved to table the proposal after a majority of House members present added an amendment that narrowed the bill’s focus to only a small portion of the license exam.
LEGISLATION TARGETS REDUCING STATE REQUIREMENTS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Representative Alan Powell leads effort in Georgia House.
One of the greatest challenges Georgia legislators face this session is finding a way to sustain the lottery funded pre-kindergarten and HOPE Scholarship programs. The overwhelming success of these programs makes this problem particularly troubling. Clearly the continuation of these lottery funded programs is vital of the future prosperity of this state. However, over the past several years Georgia’s pre-K and HOPE programs have paid out more than the lottery has brought in. If this continues, all reserve funds for these programs will be depleted by fiscal year 2013. To ensure this doe