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"Opponents of Section 5 (of the Voting Rights Act) complain of state expense, yet their only cost is the paper, postage and manpower required to send copies of legislation to the federal government for review."

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held not one conversation with the public about the new Falcons stadium project

"In this city, there hasn’t been a stadium that’s lasted more than 27 years."

"[A] 2009 USDA study found that 87 percent of chicken carcasses tested positive for generic E. coli ... just prior to packaging."

Says the Georgia Dome would need up to $350 million in work over the next five to seven years.

"What concerns me is there is only two sentences that have been written about minority business."

"Every dollar we invested in high-quality, early education programs can save more than $7 later on by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing crime."

State support for local schools per pupil has decreased by at least 25 percent over the past decade.

"State revenue projections have missed the mark month after month."

The fiscal cliff deal "increased spending."

The fiscal cliff deal "ultimately raised taxes."

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 increase in the current state budget was greater than the inflation rate and the rate of population growth in Georgia.

"The city of Atlanta has one of the highest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations per capita, ranking third among major American cities."

The  Georgia Department of Economic Development assisted with the creation of 28,776 jobs, an increase of 29 percent from last fiscal year, and $5.97 billion in investments, a 32 percent increase.  

Says "you cannot implement Paul Ryan’s plan without allowing for any increases in revenue."

Says U.S. Rep. John Barrow "left taxpayers on the hook for $950k study on genetic makeup of ants."

"We have reduced funding for education the least. They've suffered the least cuts."

According to a national survey, transit "ridership" among people age 16 to 34 increased 40 percent between 2001 and 2009.

"Statistics show that more people at this time telecommute than they ride carpools, mass transit, bicycle or walk."

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