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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
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
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
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
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
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
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