Slapping Down the Governor

That’s what this sounds like.

Often portrayed as political rivals, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson are coming together in an effort to improve Georgia’s transportation infrastructure.

Cagle and Richardson unveiled the rough outlines of their plan Monday at the final meeting of a legislative committee studying how to fund improvements to Georgia’s roads.


  1. Seems to me this is a reporters view of the action, when in fact, it is highly appropriate. We criticize government for not providing solutions to major dilemmas. This is a project that needs cooperation from all the principals.

    The reporter didn’t qualify his statement of who is concerned or from what factions viewed this as a slap.

    To me, it seems like there is FINALLY some cooperation and coordination in remedying a major problem. The ’07 legislative session was not a lesson in Good Government which hopefully won’t be repeated.

  2. Bull Moose says:

    Amen Maurice.

    As a member of a Metropolitan Planning Organization in Savannah (CUTS), I am glad that Speaker Richardson and Lt. Governor Cagle are coming together to address this important issue.

    I would encourage them to study up on Context Sensitive Design as a critical component to addressing some of our greater transportation problems.

    Roads and asphalt aren’t the only solution and in fact there are studies that show the more asphalt you pour the worse congestion gets.

    Let’s stay focused that the goal is to improve traffic and reduce congestion and not just pour asphalt all over the state.

    It’s a tricky balance but it can be achieved.


    so, about a year ago, i’m sitting in this meeting at the Centreplex sponsored by the Clean Cities Coaliton and this Scientist lady, with a power point goes on and on about trees causing pollution. Charts, stats, diagrams.

    So i ask, does asphalt emit any carcinogens into the atmosphere?

    She said she had no idea.

    formaldehyde, hexane, phenol, polycyclic organic matter, and toluene

    lemme look those words up and get back. in the meantime:

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