Despite the budget crunch that Georgia’s public schools are facing in the upcoming year, a stae senator from South Georgia is introducing legislation next week that would provide Georgia parents with a "Universal Voucher" for use at private schools.

State Senator Eric Johnson, a Republican from Savannah, is set to enter his bill next week.  Johnson has been a long time supporter of the school voucher idea.

State Representative Barbara Massey Reece, a Democrat from Menlo, told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio that this would not be a good year for the proponents of voucher programs to introduce legislation that would take money away from an already cash-strapped public school system.  Representative Reece said that she would oppose any voucher bills that might make it to the state house.