Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 28

Happy Mardi Gras! Here’s the history of my favorite Mardi Gras song, “Indian Red.” Dr. John and The Wild Tchoupitoulas (along with the Meters  and several Nevilles) each have terrific versions of this song, but my favorite is by Danny Barker:

You can should stream WWOZ all day.

Here’s what’s on the Senate floor today:

  • SB 5 – Lottery for Education; net proceeds transferred to the state treasury for credit to the Lottery for Education Account; establish the percentage (Substitute) (H ED-46th)  
  • SB 166 – “Nurse Licensure Compact”; Georgia Board of Nursing exercise certain powers with respect to compact; authorize (H&HS-45th)
  • SB 168 – Child Abuse; permitted to access child abuse records by department, or county, or other state or local agency; extend; Central Child Abuse Registry; permit access (H&HS-49th)
  • SB 103 – ‘The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act’; pharmacy benefits managers; Commissioner of Insurance to promulgate certain rules and regulations; authorize (Substitute) (I&L- 53rd
  • SB 130 – Right To An Attorney; waiver of the right to counsel; provisions; clarify (Substitute) (JUDY- 19th)
  • SB 183 – State Road and Tollway Authority; definition; powers of the authority; provide (TRANS- 21st)
  • SB 202 – Medical Assistance; increase in the personal needs allowance to be deducted from a nursing home resident’s income; provide (Substitute) (H&HS- 33rd)
  • SR 104 – State Ad Valorem Taxes; prohibit levy –CA (FIN- 31st)

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