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Senate kills $237 million bill to borrow

...House GOP leaders in March.Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman immediately revived the effort.The Senate Finance Committee ? which Leatherman chairs ? approved the $236.7 million proposal as a stand-alone measure.By a 14-4 vote...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-12/senate-kills-237-million-bill-borro
Another taxing problem

...But the inspector general's office recovered the files last week, just as it had been tasked to do by the Senate Finance Committee investigating whether someone at the IRS intentionally destroyed the e-mails to cover-up the targeting scandal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-08/another-taxing-proble
SC Senate passes bill on officer body cameras

...agencies in South Carolina already use body cameras, and more will regardless of the bill, Martin said.The Senate Finance Committee's budget proposal for 2015-16 includes $3.4 million for body cameras. That's expected to equip 2,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-29/sc-senate-passes-bill-
South Carolina Senate panel's debate on roads could predict floor fight

...version Tuesday, but not before a surprising and testy debate that could foreshadow the floor fight to come.Senate Finance Committee chairman Hugh Leatherman planned a short meeting to swap out the bills. But instead, the session turned into nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-28/south-carolina-senate-pa
Across South Carolina

...fine of 500 percent of the amount of the referendum.Bill would let funds go to body camerasCOLUMBIA - The Senate Finance Committee approved a proposal Thursday that would allow local governments to use extra money from their funds meant to assist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-16/across-south-carolina
South Carolina Senate leader revives proposal of borrowing for construction projects statewide

...on the amount his bill will seek. He expects his Finance Committee to craft the proposal next week, after finishing...thinks are good for South Carolina, told the Senate Finance Committee the governor's veto threats don't bother him anymore...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-16/south-carolina-senate-le
Gov. Nikki Haley willing to compromise on road funding, but only if she gets tax relief too

...clear. That's not the direction we want to see South Carolina go."The Senate plans to talk about roads in the Finance Committee next week. House members have said they would take up roads after the state budget, which was passed a week ago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-19/gov-nikki-haley-willing-compr
Commission members hold off on agreeing to November SPLOST

...earlier package failed at the polls May 20.Rather than discuss the proposed Nov. 3 referendum date, the city finance committee received the item as information.Commissioner Hap Harris, who made the motion, said his colleagues wanted to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-10/commission-members-hold-
Bill to put more livestock veterinarians in shortage areas

...here and pay off student loans."The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Enhancement Act has been referred to the Finance Committee. With broad support from lawmakers and more than 150 veterinary, commodity and agriculture-related organizations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-22/bill-put-more-livestock-vete
Commission to hear retirees' request for monthly increase to pensions

...relief from Augusta's pension and audit committee, which includes the mayor, mayor pro tem, finance director, finance committee chairman and administrator among its members.The requested increase does not apply to six former employees granted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-22/commission-hear-retirees