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Regional commissions good and bad, audit shows

...To increase accountability and stewardship regarding (regional commissions') expenditures of public funds, the General Assembly should consider extending state travel and vehicle regulations to all RCs. Also, (the Department of Community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-18/regional-commissioners-g
Georgia agency rejects cancer centers' push to boost numbers

...session, and influential lawmakers criticized the company's appeal to state health officials as a subversion of the General Assembly's powers. Officials and lobbyists for the Georgia Hospital Asso cia tion and large health care providers warned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-12/georgia-agency-rejects-can
Ethics group gives D-minus to Georgia

...gifts to public officials. The next year, the General Assembly enacted a $75 cap. It also required candidates...Olens, working with media organizations, led the General Assembly to revise the laws on access to meetings and documents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-11-09/embargoed-until-monday-timin
Trimming Georgia income tax could spook investors

...finances by scaring bond investors.And that's the reason Gov. Nathan Deal is urging his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly to go slowly and carefully."I have asked them to be very cautious," he said Friday after addressing a science-education...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-30/trimming-georgia-income-
Charleston voters electing first new mayor in 4 decades

...expects one of those in the runoff will be Stavrinakis, who enjoys the greatest name recognition from his time in the General Assembly and previous service on Charleston County Council. Knotts said the other will likely have raised enough money to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-11-01/charleston-voters-electing-first-ne
Researcher recruitment pays off, Ga. schools say

...announced.Half of the recruitment costs for lab space and equipment were borne by taxpayer appropriations from the General Assembly with the balance from donations. The mostly federal research grants cover nearly all expenses to pay and equip...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-26/researcher-recruitment-pays-ga-scho
Georgia Supreme Court asked to rule on judges' ethical issue

...brethren on how the case should be decided."Although the state Supreme Court has ruled on the Sentinel cases and the General Assembly rewrote state code dealing with private probation companies, the Coun cil of State Court Judges filed its petition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-10/georgia-supreme-court-
Georgia officials want Palmetto Pipeline company's appeal dismissed

...Senior Assistant At torney General Mary Jo Volkert argue in the 14-page brief supporting the motion. "If the General Assembly had meant to provide limited liability companies with the power of eminent domain, it could have used the term 'entity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-06/georgia-officials-want-palmet
Confederate symbol debate unresolved

...withdrew it.Many state political leaders say the erection of a statute of King on the Capitol grounds that the General Assembly approved last year should settle the matter. A sculptor is being sought after the one originally commissioned was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-26/confederate-symbol-debat
Lawmaker's simple farewell lives in memory

...spent decades in public service, including representing this region for almost a third of a century in the Georgia General Assembly.Lord was known for his ability to steer clear of partisan frays and his willingness to listen to many views on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-19/lawmakers-simple-farewell-liv