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Rep Morris Sees Problems For Budget in House
Wednesday, 21 January 2009

ImageJanuary 21--  State Representative Greg Morris of Vidalia expects the Georgia House to make lots of changes in Governor Sonny Perdue's state budget.

"I would be really surprised if the House voted to forward the Governor's budget as is.  It does not include the Homeowners Tax Relieft Grant money, it has increased health care fees, and although it makes major cuts, there are many people and I'm one of them, who think this budget crisis is to be solved by cuts alone, and not any increases in general fees and certainly not by increasing any current taxes," he said.

Representative Morris reports he favors the Governor's proposal to borrow money to create jobs through construction of schools and roads.  "The projects he has proposed are investment items and our state doesn't have a lot of debt right now.  We have a Triple A bond rating which means we get very low interest rates, and construction costs are low now for road and building construction.  So, if you're ever going to do this, the time is now," Morris says.

According to Morris, more cuts should be made to the health care sector of the budget before property taxpayers are asked to pay more.

Hear More Morris Comments Here. 

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