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The Growing Synthetic Marijuana Problem

By   /  September 3, 2013  /  Buddy Carter, Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet by State Senator Buddy Carter On Friday, August 23rd, police in Brunswick reported that eight people got violently ill after smoking a herbal incense labeled Crazy Clown. Three more people became ill the following weekend and another case was reported early the next week bringing the total stricken to twelve in this South Georgia [...]

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Finally, the GPDMP is here!

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet True or False: -          Prescription drug abuse accounts for 30% of all drug abuse in the United States. -          There were 584 prescription drug overdose deaths in Georgia in 2009, according to records from the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office.  By comparison, there were 86 deaths from illegal drug overdoses.

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The Train Wreck That is Obamacare

By   /  August 5, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet by Buddy Carter On Monday of last week, in a letter to U. S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens requested an emergency extension to the deadline for approving rates in the upcoming insurance exchange to be implemented in Georgia.

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Georgia Communities Celebrate 30th Anniversary of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet by Senator Buddy Carter ATLANTA (July 31, 2013) – During the next weeks, communities across Georgia will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), a non- profit organization devoted to building safer communities by [...]

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Affordable Care Act takes effect soon

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet by State Senator Buddy Carter In less than 70 days, one of the fundamental components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it is often referred to as, is set to begin. On October 1st of this year, open enrollment for the health insurance exchanges is slated to start.

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Voter registration law struck down…or not

By   /  June 25, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet Last week, in a 7-2 decision, the U. S. Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law requiring persons to submit documented proof of their citizenship before they could register to vote.

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Sen. Buddy Carter: Common Core

By   /  June 10, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

Tweet by Sen. Buddy Carter For some, July 8th, 2010, was a momentous day in the state of Georgia- only not for a good reason. That’s the day the State Board of Education, with letters of support from the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia, adopted the Common Core Georgia [...]

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Proposed Wastewater Permit

By   /  May 13, 2013  /  Buddy Carter, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Last week, the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) held a public hearing to solicit comments on the draft wastewater permit for King American Finishing (KAF) located in Screven County. The hearing was held at the Effingham County High School in Springfield and, although I was not there, I understand it was well attended. I also [...]

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Redfish can’t jump

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

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Tweet Some of my fondest memories of growing up in coastal Georgia are of going fishing with my dad. While I enjoyed fresh water fishing, my favorite was salt water.  I remember studying the tide charts in the paper and hoping that the right tide would coincide with his days off.

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Ethics reform achieved

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  Buddy Carter  /   Comments

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Tweet “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”  Potter Stewart During the recently completed legislative session, one of the hottest topics discussed was ethics.  With the passage of HB 142 and HB 143 on the last day of the session, ethics reform, or [...]

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