By Max PizarroWednesday February 14, 2007 05:58 pm EST
Gov. Sonny Perdue issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the passing of Congressman Charlie Norwood:
"Mary and I extend our deepest sympathies to Gloria and the entire Norwood family. Gloria has been an incredible example of strength and dedication to us all as she stood by Charlie's side.
"Charlie cared for his constituents in the same way he cared for his patients as a dentist, always working on their behalf and looking out for their well being.
"Charlie will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to transforming our nation's health care system, particularly in protecting the rights of patients and improving the availability, affordability and quality of health care. He also served as a leading advocate for our country's soldiers — active duty, veterans, and their families.
image-1There's a much-ballyhooed bill out there that would enable counties in the metro area to establish a regionwide 1-percent sales tax. The tax would be used for transportation projects.It sounds like a good idea, and has received notable backing from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
But at the very least, if the bill's language isn't changed before it moves it could prove more...