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"An amazing 5,400 jobs were lost in the first 12 months of the (smoking) ban’s implementation in Ohio’s hospitality industry alone."

Rail "doesn’t do a great job in lessening traffic."

"As governor, [Mitt Romney] balanced the budget without raising taxes and created jobs."

"Recent international reports show the United States near the bottom among industrialized nations for k-12 academic achievement."

"The state of Georgia is near the bottom among states for SAT scores and graduation rates."

Georgia’s illegal-immigration legislation "simply follows existing federal law."

Workers who pick produce in Georgia’s fields can make $12 to $18 an hour.

"Annual water usage in 2010 was actually down more than 18 percent from usage in 2006."

"The health care price tag for childhood obesity in Georgia is $2.4 billion annually and rising."

"When we lower tax rates, we generate more in revenues. That happened in '86 with the Reagan plan, happened in 2001, following the Bush plan."

Says Charlotte Nash "pretends to be a chicken farmer" in order to get property tax exemptions.

The United States is "the only developed country in the world that has not cut its corporate tax rate."

"The economy we preside over today is better than the one we inherited."

A national organization says Georgia has one of America’s toughest ethics laws.

The impact of the 2010 federal health care legislation will be "huge" on Georgia.

"This kind of snowstorm happens every 10 or 15 years."

Georgia lawmakers fuel up for the session by feasting on "wild" hogs.

A National Football League lockout would cost Atlanta $160 million in lost jobs and revenue.

Said Republicans made historic gains in state legislatures during last month’s election

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