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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Former mayor Deke Copenhaver gets credit for sales tax approval

...governing the assessors board. Commissioner Ben Hasan tried to read an opinion he'd received from the Georgia General Assembly legislative counsel stating that the law governing Richmond County's board is in the readopted city code, but...

Columbia County Sample Ballots for Nov. 3, 2015

Special ElectionFOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM 122ND DISTRICT(To fill the unexpired term of Ben Harbin, resigned)Pat Goodwin-RJodi Lott-RJoe Mullins-RMack Taylor-R...


...Without good governance all your achievements are at risk," Bach said in a keynote speech at the opening of the general assembly of the Asso ciation of National Olympic Committees in Washington. "You cannot disassociate the credibility of sports...

Service providers complain of audits, regulations

...Buddy Harden, R-Cordele, who is a druggist subject to similar state regulations. Hightower said the committee will likely consider legislation at future meetings to recommend to the General Assembly when it reconvenes in January.