Statements from Atlanta
Says state Senate leaders have accepted $142,400 in campaign contributions from dentists and pharmacists during the past two years.
About 3 percent of Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointments have been African-American.
The decision to remove Chick-fil-A from Emory University was based solely on student feedback.
"In this city, there hasn’t been a stadium that’s lasted more than 27 years."
Georgia loses "millions of dollars of revenue because people go out of state to buy fireworks."
Georgia has the most lax gun laws in the nation.
"More than 80 percent of Americans believe we need to have universal background checks."
The Georgia Senate ethics resolution "doesn't define cap."
"Of the 18 stadiums built from 2004 to 2013, 47 percent of the total cost came from public sources."
Felony crimes in the city of Atlanta are the lowest they have been since 1969.
"There’s more murders with hammers last year than...shotguns and pistols and AK-47s."
Since taking office in January 2011, "the ‘rainy day’ fund has increased by 226 percent."
"Since last year’s address, more than 10,000 jobs created -- many on the high end of the employment scale."
"Spending of government money is 17 percent less than it was a decade ago."
"Wind powers nearly 13 million homes across the country."
Taxpayers are "on the hook ... for less than a third" of the proposed new Atlanta Falcons stadium, and those funds are "repaid from money that comes from outsiders."
"The city of Atlanta has one of the highest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations per capita, ranking third among major American cities."
The "error rates" for the Fulton County elections department are "well below the average."
Half the lottery directors across the country had not run a lottery before they were hired.
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