Carter: State's response to storm was failure
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In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Georgia State Sen. Jason Carter (D-Decatur), the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter., announces he has filed paperwork to run for governor during a news conference in Atlanta. The budget is expected to be the dominant issue during the upcoming legislative session as lawmakers decide what to do with increased revenues. It may also prove to be good political theater as Sen. Jason Carter, the likely Democratic nominee for governor, leads the charge against Republican lawmakers and Gov. Nathan Deal. There will also likely be a lively debate on proposed medical malpractice reforms. And lawmakers have to decide what to do about legislation expanding gun rights in Georgia that was held over from the last session. Either way, with a state primary planned earlier than ever, lawmakers are expecting a short but feisty session. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Georgia State Sen. Jason Carter (D-Decatur), the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter., announces he has filed paperwork to run for governor during a news conference in Atlanta. The budget is expected to be the dominant issue during the upcoming legislative session as lawmakers decide what to do with increased revenues. It may also prove to be good political theater as Sen. Jason Carter, the likely Democratic nominee for governor, leads the charge against Republican lawmakers and Gov. Nathan Deal. There will also likely be a lively debate on proposed medical malpractice reforms. And lawmakers have to decide what to do about legislation expanding gun rights in Georgia that was held over from the last session. Either way, with a state primary planned earlier than ever, lawmakers are expecting a short but feisty session. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, a Democrat running for governor, says everyone agrees the state's response to this week's snow storm was a failure.

Carter said repeatedly Friday that he was not seeking to place blame and wanted to wait for the results of various internal and external reviews that have been called by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Deal, a Republican seeking re-election, apologized Thursday to thousands of motorists who were stranded for hours on metro Atlanta freeways as the snow began to fall midday Tuesday. Deal also apologized to parents of children who slept in their schools and on their buses the night of the storm.

Carter says the state needs a better traffic plan and should have declared a state of emergency much earlier.



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