Statements from Atlanta
"Rather than prioritize and pass ethics reform measures to restore trust in state government, (Democrats) sat on their hands and did nothing" when they were the majority.
Says "(t)his 12 year council 'Seat-warmer' has never chaired, vice chaired, or led a single Council committee meeting."
The crime rate in some Atlanta neighborhoods has dropped by 35 to 51 percent.
An average of seven children in America are killed by guns every day.
"I fought hard for that (state Senate) seat. I only lost by four points. I raised over $700,000."
"State law says that once the state appraises a piece of property, they can only pay it a certain amount above appraisal."
Medicaid spending declined by 1.9 percent in 2012, the second such decline in 47 years.
Says there are half as many students in one Georgia technical college than there were two years ago.
Says by rejecting an expansion of Medicaid under the new law, Georgia was depriving 25,000 veterans of health care coverage.
The Southern Baptist Convention voted 13 years ago "that women were inferior and had to be subservient to their husbands."
Says Georgia Power customers pay 10 percent to 15 percent below the national average for electricity.
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."
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