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Sen. Jason Carter's Statement on the Lakeside Vote

"This is State Senator Jason Carter.  We just voted on the Lakeside bill which frankly, it is an exercise in how much partisan politics dominates certain issues.  There was no reason for the state Senate to take up this bill.  The only reason it was taken up was because it was a personal issue on behalf of one Senator.   I think that is not how this place should operate.   I think that is NOT how this place operates when it is working well.  And I'm embarssed, frankly, that we passed it the way we did.  Because it just demonstrates that the most important thing to this community is they one Senator who happens to be a member of the Republican caucus.  That's the only reason this bill passed.  It has nothing to do with good policy.  It has nothing to do with helping the people who live there.  It is 100% a pass because we had one Senator who wanted to see it and he happened to be Republican."

For the full audio including Sen. Fran Millar's statement about the vote, click here.

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wheresmyusa March 04, 2014 at 02:59 PM
apples dont fall far from the tree
Longerthanu March 04, 2014 at 04:58 PM
He claims it, but it's not in the official vote tally. He's still listed as "Not Voting."
Jim Tackett March 04, 2014 at 05:21 PM
It would be political hari-kari for him to claim something like that for the permanent record if it weren't true, at a time when he will be running for the highest office in Georgia.
Peggy Jacksonm March 04, 2014 at 06:11 PM
He can always blame the system -- "oh I told them on the way out." Playing both sides of the fence, at a time when he will be running for the highest office in Georgia. Politics irritates the crap out of me.
Cheryl Miller March 05, 2014 at 06:45 AM
His vote is recorded. He voted No to Lakeside.

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