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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
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
Staff cuts take a toll on IRS tax enforcement efforts, agency watchdog says

...cut by $1.2 billion since 2010.The House Appropriations Committee approved IRS cuts of $900 million more on Wednesday...Republicans want to give to the military.The Senate Appropriations Committee, meanwhile, will devote much of Thursday to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-17/staff-cuts-take-toll-irs-t
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
MOX costs rise, could hamper nonproliferation agreement

...Jennie Caven, said Con gress is working to ensure the MOX program survives. The U.S. House energy and water appropriations committee has written into its budget for next year that construction will continue, she said."Congress looks forward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-25/mox-costs-rise-could-hamper-n
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
Georgia working to convince Volvo to build plant here

...became known during the session. The strongest hint came late Tuesday when the chairmen of the House and Senate appropriations committees explained to their colleagues the changes to next year's budget coming out of a conference committee. Deal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-02/georgia-working-convince-v
Lawmakers give doctors Medicaid boost

...millions of dollars into the state budget for a pay raise to deliver services to Medicaid patients.The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a budget that awards $5.9 million in state funds for a Medicaid pay raise to ob/gyns, and $13...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-19/lawmakers-give-doctors-m