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Haley vetoes money to promote Woodrow Wilson Home

...recession but returned in force as tax revenues rebounded. I will not support pork in this or any other budget." The General Assembly will convene next week to take votes on the governor's budget veto and debate legislation to remove the Confederate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-06-30/haley-vetoes-money-promote-wood
New Georgia laws take effect today, most notably a higher gas tax

...donations that can be used to help state-charted schools.COURT OF APPEALS: To cope with a heavy workload, the General Assembly created three new seats on the Court of Appeals. The governor will appoint the first judges who will face election...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/new-georgia-laws-take-ef
Georgia sculptor selected for Martin Luther King Jr. statue to stand on grounds of Georgia Capitol

...important step forward in this process," Deal said.Smyre sponsored legislation during the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly to authorize the placement of the statue honoring King on the grounds of the Capitol."It is now time for us as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-29/georgia-sculptor-selected-martin-lu
Poison center fields synthetic pot calls

...from Fayette County who died shortly after experimenting with synthetic pot.Chase's law, passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2012, was intended to ban all forms of synthetic marijuana. The law lists ingredients used to make synthetic marijuana...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-16/poison-center-fields-synthet
Governor Nathan Deal names Robyn Crittenden to head the Department of Human Services

...had led to low morale among DFCS employees.The General Assembly recently approved reforms that include making the...and that became a political issue this year. The General Assembly passed a bill to move the current Division of Aging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-09/governor-names-human-service
Bill hurts state's hotels

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly recently passed and signed into law House Bill 170.This law now adds $5 per night to every hotel room in the state that is consumed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-02/bill-hurts-states-hotels
SC bill to allow concealed weapons without permit dies for year

...the subcommittee against carrying over the bills, which will remain alive because this is the first year of the General Assembly's two-year session."Next year is an election year. I'm going to hold out hope," said Bright, R-Roebuck...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-28/sc-bill-allow-concealed-
Parkinson's won't stop him, Isakson says

...his colleagues in the state legislature elected him House Republican leader during four of his seven terms in the General Assembly. He lost a bid for governor in 1990 and for the U.S. Senate in 1996, but he won a crowded special election...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-14/parkinsons-wont-stop-him
Lawmakers question early proposals on Georgia school funding

...recently extended that deadline until December.The extension makes any significant changes unlikely until the 2017 General Assembly session. But last week, lawmakers on the funding panel collectively questioned some of the strategies Deal's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-13/lawmakers-question-early-prop
SC senators advance measure that keeps state government running if there's no budget July 1

...resolution is "an invitation to a stalemate" that could continue through the fall."I don't want it to be said the General Assembly is so dysfunctional it can't even pass a budget on time," he said.Leatherman asked senators to make no changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-10/sc-senators-advance-measure-k