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Tax hikes looms to fix Georgia roads

ATHENS, Ga. -- Finding a source of $1 billion in transportation funding is topping the agenda for the Georgia General Assembly.On Monday, state leaders hinted at a tax increase."We're not looking for a two-year or three-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-09/tax-hikes-looms-fix-geor
A true hometown hero

...today if it weren't for Carl Sanders.In 1963, less than 10 years after starting his political career in the Georgia General Assembly, the 37-year-old Augustan became, at the time, the nation's youngest governor. That alone would make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-17/true-hometown-hero
Incumbents shine in Augusta-area state races

Incumbents maintained their grip on three Tuesday contests for Augusta-area seats in the Georgia General Assembly.Sen. Jesse Stone, R-Way nes boro, secured a third term in the state Senate despite pre-election publicity he said unfairly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-05/incumbents-shine-augusta
Georgia GOAL positively transforming both lives and communities

It has been more than six years since the Georgia General Assembly passed groundbreaking legislation that enables Georgia citizens to support parents who, for a variety of reasons, desire to send...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-11-23/georgia-goal-pos
An Earnest request

...roles strong in the CSRA's economic growth.Does that sound like someone you'd want representing you in the Georgia General Assembly?He already is. In 2009, Smith was sworn in to represent House District 125, which covers east and south Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-30/earnest-request
Old vs. new: What actions will be required of Augusta's next mayor?

...human nature, he will be sadly disappointed. Politicians, as he should have learned by now serving in the Georgia General Assembly, are not persuaded so much by moral argument as they are by quid pro quo. In fact, his very profession, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-10-19/old-vs-new-what-
Technology town hall meeting to focus on legislative topics

...event, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., is designed to inform participants about activities from the 2014 Georgia General Assembly and to preview initiatives from the upcoming 2015 session.Area business and government leaders, technologists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-24/technology-
Georgia Supreme Court to hear arguments in the private probation lawsuits

...country in states that allow local governments to contract with for-profit probation companies.Since then, the Georgia General Assembly passed legislation that would have increased the powers of private probation companies and sealed their records...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-20/georgia-supreme-court-
Don't snub laws or civility

...level?Another example: Aggressive driving is against the law, but you would never know it by the law the Georgia General Assembly passed this year about using the left lane only for passing. It defies logic that drivers are now backed up on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-28/dont-snub-laws-or-civili
Georgia highways unaffected by federal funding shortfall

...could be forced to delay construction projects, he said.A new transportation funding committee created by the Georgia General Assembly will meet this fall to discuss how the state can be less dependent on federal funding, Dale said."The federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-07/georgia-highways-unaffected-f