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Ex-Gov. Carl Sanders dies

...seat, which he held for three terms, representing Richmond, Glascock and Jefferson counties.By 1958, he was the floor leader of the Senate and president pro tem ? considered a meteoric rise for a man still in his early 30s.In 1962, Sanders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-17/ex-gov-carl-sanders-dies
A true hometown hero

...the state Senate in 1956. Sanders' solid, distinguished leadership propelled him into roles of greater authority as floor leader and then president pro tem under Gov. Ernest Vandiver.State law forbade governors to run for consecutive terms. So...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-17/true-hometown-hero
Ga. panel backs autism coverage requirement

...Also voting in favor of the legislation was Sen. Charlie Bethel, R-Dalton, who serves as Gov. Nathan Deal's floor leader. Bethel was among committee members who noted that Deal supported funding for the autism therapy by allocating $2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-21/ga-panel-backs-autism-co
Bill alters Georgia health boards

...Services Committee heard testimony Wednesday on Senate Bill 349, sponsored by Sen. Charlie Bethel, R-Dalton, a Senate floor leader for Gov. Nathan Deal. No vote was taken. The legislation would place new rules on the community service boards that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-07/bill-alters-georgia-heal
Connectict snaps Florida's streak, reaches title game

...two spot or heads to the bench. He also turned into UConn's point-guard stopper, hounding the opposing team's floor leader into mistakes and generally making life much harder all around.Daniels was sort of an enigma at times during the regular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-04-05/connectict-snaps-floridas
Ga. House wants say on Medicaid expansion

...introducing House Bill 990 on Tuesday with Deal's approval. It is cosponsored by Speaker David Ralston, two of Deal's floor leaders and others."It is wise policy to make sure that something of that magnitude would have to be approved by the Legislature...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-17/ga-house-wants-say-medic
Stokes to challenge Deal for governor

...candidate to enter the race as the field of challengers to Gov. Nathan Deal continues to grow.Stokes, who served as floor leader for former Gov. Roy Barnes, said in an interview that she will be making a formal announcement in a few weeks and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/georgia
Dems, labor unions promise retribution if Mich. right-to-work legislation passes

...should become the 24th state with such laws. The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.Senate Majority Floor Leader Arlan Meekhof, straining to be heard over jeering opponents in the chamber's gallery, argued last week that by enacting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-12-09/dems-labor-unions-promise-retributi
Analysis: Augusta lawmakers regaining lost seniority

...logic of both parties.Besides moral authority, Jackson also brings his connection as one of Gov. Nathan Deal's floor leaders. That means he speaks for Deal in the Senate, pushing the governor's bills and giving the governor's opinion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-01-14/analysis-augusta-lawmake
Georgia Senate votes to regulate coin-operated games

...video-poker machines and $35,000 in cash."We can stop some of the bad actors, probably not all," said Deal's floor leader Sen. Charlie Bethel, R-Dalton.Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens pushed through legislation last year to empower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-15/georgia-senate-votes-reg