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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 4:38am

Ga. Senate Leaders Present United Front

Georgia state Senate leaders say they are united and ready to work together on the issues that are important to the state.

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said in an interview Monday evening in Athens that the Senate leadership team is more united now than ever. He was joined by Sen. David Shafer and Sen. Ronnie Chance, who have been nominated by Senate Republicans to serve as president pro tempore and majority leader, respectively.

The united front from the three Senate leaders marks a strong contrast from the last two years, when a power struggle derailed negotiations on major legislation and made it difficult to conduct daily business.

Cagle said they're prepared to move forward in January with the rules of the Senate and will discuss division of power then.

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