Deal wants more education opportunities for inmates

...the individuals and Georgia's economy when they are released.Deal spoke to the General Assembly's Joint Appropriations Committee days after revealing his budget proposal, which has about $280 million in fresh funding for schools, a small...

Bad health care news for school workers

...drivers and cafeteria workers.DCH Commissioner Clyde Reese, speaking Tuesday to the joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee, cited a "fairly large deficit" that the state incurs for covering these school workers. He put the figure...

Georgia roads: Bad, getting worse

...debt-service idea, it has its critics.Sen. Horacena Tate, D-Atlanta, is one of them. A member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, she said Friday that she's ready to stand in the way of the proposal because of what it would do to the...

MOX delays, rising costs cause worry

The House Appropriations Committee is increasingly concerned over rising cost and potential...Nuclear Security Administration declined to comment on the appropriations committee's remarks, but MOX critics say it could mark a turning...

Raises? Yes and no

The Georgia House Appropriations Committee has approved legislation raising the pay of state lawmakers...effect in 2001 -- after the next election. The House Appropriations Committee is going by recommendations from a compensation commission...

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Ga. Senate panel passes budget

ATLANTA - The Senate Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved an $18.2 billion budget for the coming fiscal year.Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jack Hill said Monday exploding growth in the...

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Senator selected for panel

...R-Appling, to the Senate Appropriations Committee could mean more state...Historically, the members of the appropriations committee have more to say about...House of Representatives Appropriations committee, including Robin Williams...

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Legislators get tour

...He brought the House Appropriations Committee to Augusta for a close-up...will help persuade the appropriations committee to keep sending state...serves as chairman of the appropriations committee, said it is always heartening...

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...1953 Despite deep slashes made in appropriations for rivers and harbors throughout the nation, the House Appropriations Committee yesterday allocated $134,000 to complete plans for the Hartwell Dam above Augusta. The committee also allocated...

White House wants $20 billion to rebuild after attacks; fight wanes over Social Security

...the GOP-controlled House on Thursday, said Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Young, R-Fla., who described...Obey of Wisconsin, top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. According to wording that circulated on Capitol...