"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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