The plan is a proposed amendment to the state constitution and,
as such, needs to be approved by two-thirds of both the House and
Perdue announced Friday that the plan has been introduced
again in the state Senate, saying -- quote -- ``Georgians deserve
access to the best family and social services the state can
Democrats have halted the effort each time -- once when they
still controlled the state House and twice more when Republican
majorities held both the House and Senate.
They argued that the plan, which deletes language barring the
state from giving money to ``any church, sect, cult, or religious
denomination,'' could pave the way for government vouchers to
At least one Democratic leader says he doesn't predict any
difference this year.
The chair of the Senate's Democratic caucus, Senator Tim Golden of Valdosta, says that he doesn't know that members of the caucus have changed their position.