Department of Human Services Board says photo IDs will cost $7.7 million

...requests to the governor's office, which uses them to develop a statewide budget proposal for the Legislature to review.Critics of the food stamp legislation have said it will not fix larger-scale fraud. The USDA has reported the rate of illegal sales...

Five fall TV shows fail to impress

...the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you: STALKER (CBS, PREMIERES OCT. 1). Violence Porn packaged as crime drama. Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott...

Is Federal Reserve really driving stock prices? The assumption is dubious

...rising stock prices), and thus help lead economic expansion.Without explanation, it is misleading for the tone of these critics, especially Ruchir Sharma, to suggest that a company's diversion of its resources to activities that may boost its stock...

Exhibit captures 75 years of 'Gone With the Wind'

...noted the group would "protest vigorously against any other than a native born Southern woman" for the part.But Southern critics soon decided that Leigh wouldn't be a bad alternative, Wilson said."Better a foreigner than a Yankee," Wilson said...

Not as advertised

...government's average contract cost overrun is well into double digits, Allen's company is downright frugal by comparison.Critics of Allen's anti-Barrow ads say they paint the congressman as an Obama sycophant who votes with the president "85 percent...

Florida coach Will Muschamp defends decision to reinstate players

Florida coach Will Muschamp came to his own defense Wednesday, ripping critics who questioned his decision to reinstate three players suspended for a season opener that lasted just 10 seconds.Muschamp said...

MOX facility contractor requests construction extension for work at Savannah River Site

...unknown. The extension request does not authorize any additional work.Tom Clements, director of watchdog group SRS Watch and a critic of the MOX project, said the extension request highlights ongoing problems with the construction project and plant design...

Millage increase was a sweet decision for Augusta Commission

...It can't be as bad as the speculation. Can it? DRAWING TO A FLUSH: Critics who said the mayor's Augusta Regional Col la boration Project to renovate...It's been running loose," snorted Williams, the attorney's harshest critic.

Critics pushing back against plan to cut pollution from power plants

ATLANTA - In the Republican Southeast, critics are pushing back against President Obama's plan to cut pollution from power plants.Elected regulators, business interests...

Augusta residents surveyed want more power for mayor, consider garbage service good

...have.The 1996 consolidation, which created a weak mayor-strong commission form of government, is a popular topic among critics of Augusta-Richmond County government, but the unscientific survey was hardly a representative sample of residents or voters...