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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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Buddy Carter: Newtown, Conn

By   /  December 22, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet On June 21, 2008, my mother died.  It was the first time in my adult life that I had someone close to me die.  The sadness I felt at that time was unlike any other I had ever experienced.

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Transportation- What’s next column

By   /  December 10, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet In a little more than a month, on January 14, 2013, the Georgia General Assembly will go back into session for 40 days of work. While a slew of issues will be discussed and some, e.g. ethics, will get more attention than others, look for three main issues to dominate the session.

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Buddy Carter: The fiscal cliff

By   /  November 26, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet One of my favorite movie scenes is in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  Butch and the Kid are surrounded by their pursuers and have no other choice but to jump off of a steep cliff into a river far below.  The conversation goes like this:

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On Tuesday of last week the fat lady sang.

By   /  November 12, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet by Senator Buddy Carter Now it’s over. With the re-election of President Barack Obama, we are now assured that his signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), will indeed go into effect.    Having survived a challenge last summer before the United States Supreme Court from 26 states, including Georgia, that [...]

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Conversations with Ed

By   /  May 4, 2012  /  Government  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Joe:  Welcome to the card game, Ed. Ed:  Sorry I’m late, guys.  I was just going over some of the changes the Georgia state legislature made this year in HB 386, the tax reform bill. Bob:  I heard about that.  That was something they came up with during the final days of [...]

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40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 1

By   /  January 19, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

Tweet   Day 1 (Monday, January 9, 2012): As the second year of our two year term begins, we welcome two new Senators to the Senate.  Senator Mike Crane from Newnan and Senator John Wilkinson from Toccoa have recently been elected in special elections and join us today for their first session. After our regular [...]

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The Spice Delima

By   /  November 16, 2011  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet       In September a sheriff’s deputy in Statesboro responded to a call of a young man who had nearly beaten his girlfriend to death with a beer mug after both had ingested the drug spice. While the girlfriend ended up in intensive care with a shattered cheek and eye socket, a plate [...]

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Debt ceiling decision: Our future hangs in balance

By   /  July 26, 2011  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet As hard as I try I just can’t fathom $14.3 trillion.  In fact, the only thing harder to try and fathom is probably that $14.3 trillion is not enough to cover our national debt. Thinking back on my career I realize that at certain stages all I did was add 0’s.  When I was [...]

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40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 6

By   /  March 2, 2011  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet To our readers:   State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Legislative Session.  The session began January 10, 2011 and is expected to last until the latter days of March.

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