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Ga. lawmakers question lottery payouts to HOPE scholarships

...Over the summer, Cowsert and other senators received copies of a state audit conducted on behalf of the Senate Appropriations Committee showing that while Georgia's is one of the largest state-run lotteries, it transferred the second-lowest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-15/ga-lawmakers-question-lo
No shutdown: House approves bill to keep government open

...a temporary Band-Aid to buy us time to do our duty," said Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the Appropriations Committee, during House debate.Tea party anger directed at Boehner over the Planned Parenthood issue helped prod the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-09-30/no-shutdown-house-approves-b
UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

...want to upend their July 14 deal, and will see the December report as closing the books on the issue.Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee chairman Lindsey Graham, a Republican presidential hopeful, last week asked for "any and all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2015-08-19/un-let-iran-inspect-alleged-n
Crowd of candidates grows by two for Georgia House District 122 seat

...created one of the first open House seats in almost two decades. Harbin, who served for 20 years, many as Appropriations Committee chairman, announced last week he had decided to take a job with a Columbia-based lobbying firm.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-08/crowd-candidates-grows-t
Privatizing the storage of nuclear plants' used fuel is worth pursuing

...the 1980s. THE SENATE Appropriations Committee has approved a bipartisan-backed...members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. INSTEAD OF PURSUING...approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee would give private companies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-06-28/privatizing-stor
Government debt to become more transparent

...agencies renewed the state's top rating for the 25th year, notes Sen. Jack Hill, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee."Analysts cited Georgia's conservative fiscal management, replenishment of reserves, moderate debt level...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-22/government-debt-become-m
Allen: Checking base's infrastructure needs

...move to the area by 2019.Among the issues that Allen, R-Augusta, said he planned to report to the House Appropriations Committee were a lack of gates to handle increased traffic and aging educational facilities that needed renovation or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-05/allen-checking-bases-inf
Help battle Alzheimer's

...far-between these days.Please contact your members of Congress and ask them to send letters to their respective Appropriations Committee chairmen asking for an immediate $300 million increase in research funding. They have the letters. We made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-21/help-battle-alzheimers
Marijuana industry's attempt to join federal banking system rejected by regulators

...pot business to claim business deductions currently off-limits to them.And earlier this month, the Senate Appropriations Committee to amend a Financial Services spending bill to let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-31/marijuana-industrys-attemp
Taylor declares run for District 122 seat while Duncan mulls decision

...Harbin's resignation is official on July 7.Harbin, a 20-year veteran of the state legislature and former House Appropriations Committee chairman, caught most political observers by surprise Monday when he announced he would be resigning the District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-01/taylor-declares-run-dist