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April 8--  State Representative Greg Morris of Vidalia says the highlight of the just-ended session of the Georgia General Assembly was passage of what's called "The Heartbeat Bill" which basically outlaws abortions in the state.

He credits Governor Brian Kemp for getting it passed by a two-vote margin in the House and expects it to end up in the U.S. Supreme Court,"It's the strongest abortion bill in the country and will most likely wind up in the new court, President Trump's court, and if Roe vs. Wade is overturned, it will end abortions in the state of Georgia and any state which would pass such legislation."

Representative Morris lists other legislation which he favored that passed in addition to the abortion bill and the state's record $27.5 billion budget"

*Getting a solid reliable voting machine for good safe elections.

* Medicaid waivers to protect our hospitals.

*The education component including the $3,000 pay raises for certified teachers.

*Broadband for rural Georgia including authorization for Electric Membership Cooperatives to get in the Internet distribution business.

Representative Morris voted against the medical marijuana bill which passed because he believes marijuana is a gateway drug even though he empathizes with people for whom the medical marijuana bill is supposed to help.

He also predicts that the bills to legalize casinos and horse racing tracks in the state, which were defeated, will be passed in the future.

Representative Morris was a guest on Monday morning's Southeast Georgia Today program on NewsTalk WVOP in Vidalia.  Senator Blake Tillery will be on the program Wednesday morning at 8:05.

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