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Murphy pleased with Deal's address
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District 27 state Sen. Jack Murphy - photo by File photo


District 27 state Sen. Jack Murphy said he thought the new governor did a “great job of explaining his agenda” Wednesday during his State of the State address.

“He made some good remarks and one of the remarks he made was spending $32 million continuing to dredge the Savannah harbor so we can get some heavier freight coming into Savannah,” said Murphy, a Republican from Cumming.

“He also said he was going to pay attention to K-12 and not cut that education funding, which I think he will do everything he can to make sure that stays where it is.”

Murphy also noted that Gov. Nathan Deal said he would ensure the future of the HOPE Scholarship.

“Of course, he didn’t say he wouldn’t make adjustments, he just said that we should keep it,” Murphy said.

“It was a very short speech. About 25 minutes or so, so I thought that was good. He made his remarks and he was to the point.”

Murphy mentioned a couple other highlights of Deal’s address.

“He also said he was going to do everything he can to bring this water issue to a close with Florida and Alabama,” Murphy said. “He said that over four years, the state is going to spend about $300 million in reservoirs and the development of reservoirs, so I think he’s thinking about everything.

“He’s got his eye on the economy and doing what we can to create jobs and job growth in Georgia. That’s a real priority to him.”