Around the South for April 25th: GA, TN, & TX

Georgia: Trump talks opioid epidemic.  President Donald Trump was in Atlanta Wednesday to speak at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit about the ongoing opioid crisis.  His administration has dedicated billions to fighting the epidemic, which claimed more than 42,000 American lives in 2017 alone.  Tennessee: School voucher bill passes House.  The controversial school voucher bill pushed by Republican Gov. Bill Lee passed the state House this week by the narrowest of margins – 50-48.  The bill would provide public money for parents who unenroll a student from their public school district and allow them to spend the funds on private school or other education-related expenses.  Democrats uniformly opposed the bill along with some Republicans, saying the legislation will gut funding for public schools.  Texas: Dems target one of their own.  The Justice Democrats, a left wing PAC that helped U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseat longtime Representative Joseph Crowley, are now targeting other Democrats across the country deemed to be not liberal enough.  First on their list: Rep. Henry Cuellar, one of the most conservative Democrats in Washington.  The group has already started running ads against Cuellar, but thus far has not found a candidate to primary him.