State Sen. David Lucas says lawmakers will focus on transportation, rural healthcare in 2015

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – State Senator David Lucas expects lawmakers to tackle two major issues during the 2015 legislative session: transportation and rural healthcare. 41NBC’s Amanda Castro sat down with the two-term senator to learn more.

Lucas (D-District 26) says the most important topic lawmakers will discuss is improving transportation and healthcare. He says Mercer University is stepped up to the plate and assigned a doctor to lead its rural health department. The lawmaker adds they need to solve this problem so healthcare can be available everywhere.

Lucas also commented on taking a look at the Macon-Bibb charter. He says for extreme emergency conditions, whether economic or regarding public safety, the government does not have to meet the twenty percent budget cut requirement. He adds local leaders will have to make hard choices.

The senator also says transportation will be a big concern. He says the state has the money to widen the Port of Savannah, which means there will be more traffic. He says the I-16 and I-75 interchange is one of the worst intersections in the state.

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