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12:56 p.m. — The jury that is in it’s 11th day of deliberations in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis took it’s hour-long break of lunch, still unable to agree on verdicts for any of the 13 charges against him.
Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter became one of the hardest folks to track down last week as Gov. Nathan Deal signed a broad expansion of gun rights into law. He turned to a familiar audience Wednesday to explain his vote for the measure, which disappointed many supporters and donors backing him in his quest for governor.
“We’re never going to solve these problems unless we’re able to work together. And that’s something I bring to the table. The ability to sit down with folks from all different places in this state, from all different corners and walks of life, to be able to say, ‘Hey we can find ways to move forward on some of these incredibly important issues.’”
With two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s children at his side, Deal signed legislation Tuesday mandating that the icon’s statue be placed at the statehouse. Shortly after, he signed a bill that would effectively close the door on Medicaid expansion in Georgia – upsetting King supporters who have blasted Deal for refusing the expansion.
Carter called it an “interesting choice of venue,” adding:
“Many of my friends who were there criticized that particular juxtaposition. But at the same time we all have to recognize what a big deal it is, how good it is, that the Republican Party is reaching out to the African-American community. I think it’s good that they’re doing that. I think it helps everybody. But we all still have a long way to go.”