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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/bad-health-care-news-sch
Enrollment drop plagues Georgia colleges

...of the University System of Georgia, presented the list last week to a joint meeting of the House and Senate appropriations committees along with a warning."Quite frankly, the competition for students is so fierce we have grave concerns...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-25/enrollment-drop-plagues-g
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-22/deal-wants-more-educatio
Pay hike sought for college faculty

...Huckaby told members of the House and Senate appropriations committees Tuesday.Faculty have had just one raise in...had recessed until next week. Tuesday, the appropriations committees held a joint hearing with the heads of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/pay-hike-sought-college-
Georgia revenues not enough for big projects

...and fund new initiatives, but didn't offer any specifics.Monday, the chairmen of the House and Senate appropriations committees said in separate interviews that not much money will be available for starting big projects."Healthcare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-11/georgia-revnues-not-enou
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-09/georgia-roads-bad-gettin
Jack Kingston's Senate runoff loss means less clout in Washington for Georgia

...Republican takeover of Congress engineered by Newt Gingrich.Kingston got assigned to the budget-writing Appropriations Committee, giving him considerable influence to steer federal dollars back home. Fort Stewart and other military bases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-27/jack-kingstons
Kingston, Perdue vow teamwork after GOP runoff

...is it's the same plan he had in 2006."Perdue also has attacked Kingston, a longtime member of the House Appropriations Committee, for using budget earmarks to steer money to Georgia before joining colleagues to ban the practice of single...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-19/kingston-perdu
Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

...problem, we have a spending problem," Kingston says, echoing a familiar GOP argument. The longtime House Appropriations Committee member, now a subcommittee chairman, touts his success trimming various government operations, such as the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-17/kingston-perdue-offer-few-det
Look out, Georgians, here come attack ads

...Congressional Record reports how he voted, and he acknowledges using budget earmarks as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee to fund projects in Georgia. But his supporters argue the liberal label doesn't fit.Negative ads are likely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-06-19/look-out-georg