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Georgia Chamber provides state, national perspective

Lawmakers, officials talk budget, issues

POSTED: February 7, 2009 11:30 a.m.
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Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kenny Smiley (left) and Board Member Robert Stokes (right) along with State Rep. Al Williams attended the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting dinner and Eggs & Issues Breakfast recently.

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The Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting dinner and Eggs & Issues Breakfast on Jan. 12 and 13 gave attendees the opportunity to hear from national political experts and state leaders.
Donna Brazile and Karl Rove entertained about 1,500 guests at the annual meeting dinner while discussing the 2008 presidential campaign, offering predictions and advice for President Barack Obama and his administration, and sharing stories from the campaign trail.
Gov. Sonny Perdue, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson appeared before nearly 2,500 attendees at the Eggs & Issues Breakfast. They discussed their priorities for the 2009 legislative session and visions for Georgia’s future. All three leaders said balancing the state’s budget is the highest priority, but also emphasized education, transportation and trauma care funding.
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