Former Gov. Sonny Perdue vetoed a similar bill in 2006. In his veto message, Perdue said the measure "will subject the taxpayers of this state to the liability for the employers' contribution without the reciprocal benefit of the services of that employee."
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Deal and the man he defeated in November, former governor Democrat Roy Barnes, who's representing the slain trooper's widow.
Barnes, the former Democratic governor who ran unsuccessfully last year to get his old job back, took on Keisha LeCroy's case as part of his Marietta law firm's pro bono work.
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"I said 'listen the elections are over with and you beat me fair and square, but this here just isn't right. It isn't moral"' Barnes told The AP.
Lawmakers led by House Speaker David Ralston are rushing through a bill that would permit the spouse of a state employee killed in the line of duty to continue health coverage under the state plan. The bill sailed through the Public Safety Committee late Monday and could come up for a vote on the House floor as soon as this week.
LeCroy died after being shot in the neck during a Dec. 27 traffic stop.
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House to get the measure moving.
"It's the right thing to do. You're talking about someone who made the ultimate sacrifice serving the people of Georgia as he did."
The measure, introduced on Monday, would also apply to a Georgia Department of Transportation "HERO" operator killed while helping a motorist on Interstate 85 south of downtown Atlanta that same day, Ralston said.
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"We're fast tracking this," Ralston told The Associated Press.
He soon learned that for Keisha LeCroy and Air Max 90 Pink Black White her son to continue to receive state health benefits she would need to pay some $900 a month through COBRA. Continuing on her husband's plan would cost her less than half that amount, he said.
"Trooper LeCroy gave his life in the service of his fellow Georgians," Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said. "In the midst of the LeCroy family's grief, it seemed unfathomable to the governor that the state would deny health insurance to his survivors."
So, Barnes picked up the phone and called Deal chief of staff, Chris Riley.
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