Georgia’s Republican-run General Assembly doesn’t like Atlanta very much. Another legislative session has come and gone and still no progress in solving the metro area’s commuter quagmire.
- “This was a travesty,” fumed Atlanta Regional Commission Director Chick Krautler. “It’s an absolute outrage that the leaders of this state can’t deal with transportation.”
- “If the Republican-dominated state legislature continues trying to destroy the city, the city should fight back,” writes Andisheh.
- “They are playing politics with the future of the state’s economy,” says Sam Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “There was a real abandonment to fix one of the most fundamental problems in our state.”
- As Maria Saporta observes, “the only real winner in this debacle will be the Democratic Party of Georgia.”