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Committee OKs passage of school bill

...approved it. "I'd hesitate to guess how many changes in this bill have been made since its introduction," said Mr. Barnes' Senate Floor Leader, Sen. Steve Thompson, D-Powder Springs. It only took the committee 45 minutes to listen to Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/22/met_284014.shtml
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Bill may require safety classes

...government intrusion. But I am a proponent of government responsibility," said Mr. Thompson, who is Gov. Roy Barnes' Senate floor leader but introduced the bill on his own. Symptoms of food poisoning range from mild diarrhea to arthritis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/25/met_268601.shtml
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Venue bill wins OK in Senate

...are just trying to establish a level playing field," said Sen. Steve Thompson, D-Powder Springs, who is Mr. Barnes' Senate floor leader. Supporters of the bill argued that large companies use a provision of the current law to set up their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/14/bus_284095.shtml
Business
Food safety no issue

...restaurant's license and check out its kitchen. Just keep the government out of it. Thompson also happens to be Gov. Roy Barnes' Senate floor leader, so let's hope the governor has better sense than to back this special-interest, anti-free enterprise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/28/edi_268935.shtml
Editorials
Budget proposal OKs Fort Discovery funds

...widening and improving rural highways. The House originally approved $125 million, the amount recommended by Mr. Barnes. Senate budget writers boosted the total by $12 million. Also included in the measure at the insistence of Senate negotiators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/01/met_254822.shtml
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Barnes budgets funding for ex-neighbors

...said, adding that the project has bipartisan support. The amphitheater will be in the senatorial district of Mr. Barnes' Senate floor leader, Steve Thompson, who, like Mr. Barnes, is a Democrat. On the Republican side, supporters include...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/11/met_252991.shtml
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Assembly approves gas reform

...who opened for business in the state. "That's not the way to keep your people warm," said Mr. Thompson, Mr. Barnes' Senate floor leader. "That is going to be a terrible mistake." But Ms. Thomas said she's heard from too many constituents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/20/bus_339741.shtml
Business
Motorist bill passes in Senate

...died at 16, and we could probably list all their names," said Sen. Steve Thompson, D-Powder Springs, Mr. Barnes' Senate floor leader. "When you are 16 you (think you) are invincible; there's nothing that can hurt you. "We've...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/20/met_308581.shtml
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Promotion bill passes in Senate

...and out (of the programs) and back in with their peers," said Sen. Steve Thompson, D-Powder Springs, Mr. Barnes' Senate floor leader. "We don't want to leave any children behind." Third-grade students would be tested on reading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/16/met_307620.shtml
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Session targets schools

...its government. The rest of the week could be a free-for-all, as the session begins to wind down, said Mr. Barnes' Senate floor leader, Sen. Steve Thompson, D-Powder Springs. Several bills, including a measure addressing the influx...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/05/met_305291.shtml
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