Governor Perdue visits Augusta

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January 9, 2008 News 12 at 6 O'clock

AUGUSTA, Ga---The expansion of the Medical College of Georgia is going to be a hot topic for state leaders. They are getting ready for the start of the 2008 a legislative session starting Monday.

Today Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle came to Augusta to talk about what they want to see done this year.

Governor Perdue says with the way Georgia's growing, the state will need more health care.

"As fast as our state's growing, we're going to need more medical education", Perdue said, "not less". "And much of that education's going to come right here in Augusta."

Governor Perdue went on to talk about the expansion work being done on Interstate 20 and how important it is to the growing population.

He also discussed his desire to expand pre-k programs and increasing the number of schools that make A.Y.P. each year.