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After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open... that government be accessible... and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office.
And one of the things I've tried to do in my first months in office is to give more Georgians - reporters and members of the general public alike - a closer look at how their government works.
And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive.
As a result of these far-sighted efforts and fiscally sound leadership, Georgia emerged from its status as a poor, backward state to become the 10th largest state in the United States.
As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
As the population of Georgia increased dramatically, so did development.
Business and the state have a common interest; not an adversarial interest.
But neither will we forget those who served at Yorktown or those who died on the beaches of Normandy or in the jungles of Vietnam.
But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students.
By creating a Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, we will give local governments a framework for working together on an issue that affects our whole state.