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Proposal would cut time for suing over Georgia workplace injuries

...Workers' Compensation. The measure, House Bill 536, is sponsored by Rep. Chad Nimmer, one of the administration's floor leaders, and cosponsored by Rep. Mark Hamilton, the chairman of the House committee."The intent of this bill is to shorten...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-30/proposal-would-cut-time-su
Governor Deal's plan for failing schools moves to statewide vote in 2016

...your house in order then we will,' " said sponsoring Rep. Christian Coomer, R-Cartersville and one of Deal's floor leaders.Three Democrats were among those speaking in support, though the caucus earlier this week decided to take a position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-25/governor-deals-plan-failing-sch
House panel OKs Deal's school takeover plan

...students and the same parents," he said.Rep. Christian Coomer, a Cartersville Republican and one of Deal's floor leaders carrying both proposals in the House, said new leadership can change expectations and atmosphere in a school.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-23/house-panel-oks-deals-sch
Georgia lawmakers vote as deadline nears

...exempt from competitive bidding for state agencies' business under a bill backed by all four of Gov. Nathan Deal's floor leaders in the House.Lawmakers passed the bill 153-15.Kia Motors is the only company currently based in Georgia. Deal's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-11/georgia-lawmakers-vote-deadli
State legislators won't push bill giving mayor more power this session

...about it," Jones said. "I don't think it's going to be anything to be rushed into."Gov. Nathan Deal's floor leader, Sen. Bill Jackson, R-Appling, said Thursday that he'd had no communication with Davis about his proposal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-28/state-legislators-wont-p
Georgia working to convince Volvo to build plant here

...government is supplying its own fleet. When the Georgia Business Act was introduced Feb. 9 and cosponsored by Deal's floor leaders, legislative insiders thought it was to benefit Kia Motors, the only major manufacturer with a plant in Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-02/georgia-working-convince-v
Georgia Senate OKs medical marijuana bill, House backs earlier restaurant alcohol sales on Sundays

...seven other medical diagnoses.Its sponsor, Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, announced Friday that one of Deal's floor leaders, Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, will carry the bill in the Senate.Republican state Sen. Renee Unterman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-13/georgia-senate-oks-medic
Gov. Nathan Deal seeks backing for school takeover plan

...of Atlanta. Abrams said in an interview Friday that she wouldn't comment on the proposal, introduced by Deal's floor leader in the Senate, Republican Sen. Butch Miller, of Gainesville.Abrams said she plans to join the New Orleans group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-15/gov-nathan-deal-seeks-ba
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