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State seeking more choice in 2015 health plan

...state employees and retirees that grew to thousands of members. Ashley Cline, founder of the group, called Teachers Rally to Advocate for Georgia Insurance Choices (TRAGIC), said state officials chose budget savings over the welfare of state employees with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-15/state-seeking-more-choice-2015-heal
Study shows many Americans believe filing tax returns is easy

...your taxes on the back of a postcard? You'll probably hear it again during this fall's elections.The National Taxpayer Advocate says filers spend a total of 6.1 billion hours a year preparing tax returns, at a cost of $168 billion. According to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-09/study-shows-many-americans
Push higher local wages

...hourly wages.The next mayor of Augusta must respect the intelligence of the voters who are hourly wage workers and forcefully advocate for higher wages. It's the right thing to do. Of course, hourly workers are not influential, big-money campaign donors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-02/push-higher-local-wages
Taxpayer advocate: Avoid health-care tax surprises

...problems during the 2015 filing season," National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson said.Her advice to those taxpayers: keep the...state - who work with her, she said.To qualify for taxpayer advocate assistance, you must show that you face a significant hardship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-30/taxpayer-advocate-avoid-he
Veterans find future in preserving the past

...had never put my hands on the idea as a possible job," said Brewer, who has been hired by the Augusta Warrior Project to advocate for veterans. "This employment opportunity has turned out to be so much more beneficial than I ever imagined."A 2013 survey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-27/veterans-find-future-preservi
Leaders give thoughts on superintendent search

...don't have the soft skills it is very difficult to be successful in the real world.In the elementary schools, I am a huge advocate of the PE, arts and recess. At the Boys and Girls Club, they come in and do their homework and they're not quiet and they're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-03-29/leaders-give-thoughts-sup
Ga. child advocate quits, replacement sought

ATLANTA - State officials are searching for a replacement after the resignation of Georgia's child advocate, Tonya Boga.Brian Robinson, a spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal, says a panel of seven people has already been put together...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-12-04/ga-child-advocate-quits-repl
Georgia House bill promises antidote to Obamacare affliction

...government time or with government resources would be permitted to advocate for the expansion of Medicaid. That program already places...free speech rights of state or local officers or employees to advocate for Medicaid expansion on their own time and with their own...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-03-02/georgia-house-bi
Legislators prepare for 'silver tsunami'

...Souers was one of about 100 Alzheimer's advocates at the Capitol on Thursday in town to tell legislators their stories and to advocate for additional resources."It's hard to even know what to ask for because the needs are so global," she said. "Many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-03-02/legislators-prepare-silver-tsunami
Blocking our sun

...to know," Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., told the AP. He's chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a longtime advocate of open government. "It becomes too much of a temptation. If you screw up in government, just mark it top secret."Because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-19/blocking-our-sun