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Augusta delegation selects bipartisan leadership

...re-elect Rep. Wayne Howard as chairman.Howard, an Augusta Democrat, has held the post for several sessions. Rep. Barbara Sims...elected vice chairwoman, and Sen. Harold Jones, a freshman Democrat from Augusta, won the post of secretary.The delegation made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-27/augusta-delegation-selec
Event honors carreer of Georgian Senator Walter F. George

...political impatience of a young Herman Talmadge convinced George to retire in 1956, he was almost universally respected by Democrats and Republicans alike, and most doubted he could be replaced.As fellow U.S. Sen. Richard Russell once complained to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-01-26/event-honors-car
Elections | The Augusta Chronicle

...Doug Stutsman By Susan McCord Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 There are many reasons the Republicans steam-rolled over the Democrats in Georgia's Tuesday voting, but what about the next election? Don't Miss Databases: Search public records data...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections
Shades of 'Selma': Georgia still fighting battles for religious liberty

...legislation. President Johnson fought Southern Democrats who adamantly opposed equal rights for...the state legislature, especially some Democrats, are strongly against such protections...addressing Congress and trying to convince the Democrats to do the right thing. As I got off...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-25/shades-selma-geo
South Carolina Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

...providing more to educate poor students. Haley's backing got Republicans on board with an idea advocated for years by Democrats and education advocates. The budget also put more toward reading coaches and technology in rural schools.The court did...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-24/south-carolina-legislatu
France treated shabbily

When the Democrats controlled the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to allow votes on legislation passed by the House of Representatives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-16/france-treated-shabbily
Assertions lack proof

...mentioned the bombing of abortion clinics. The fact that Democrats and Republicans alike are religious ? and opposition to abortion...allows the possibility that the bomber may have been a Democrat. I do not recall any verification of this bomber's party...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-20/assertions-lack-proof
Taxes, regulations on the agenda for chairman

...But he doesn't expect Republicans to get a free ride. Democrats have enough seats in the Senate to block legislation. And...concern about companies and willingness to work with both Democrats and Republicans."He's not overly ideological. He's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-16/taxes-regulations-agenda-c
Augusta lawmaker introduces 5 bills

...as possible for anyone that's serving to not get confused about exactly what is and is not acceptable," said the Augusta Democrat.Smith's bill replaces the word "honorarium" with "other valuable consideration" in both sentences.HB 42, the Jordan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-19/augusta-lawmaker-introdu
Gov. Deal proposes $45 billion budget

...and letting the local system make those decisions," said Chris Riley, Deal's chief of staff.Rep. David Wilkerson, a Democrat from Austell, praised the plan to spend more on education but said more is necessary."We have a ways to go before we're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-17/gov-deal-proposes-45-billion-