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Ga. lawmakers question lottery payouts to HOPE scholarships

ATLANTA - Legislators seeking more revenue for the HOPE Scholarship probed Lottery Corporation executives Monday about cutting costs or reducing prizes.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-15/ga-lawmakers-question-lo
Prosecutors seek 2 years in prison for ex-Georgia lawmaker

Prosecutors say former state Rep. Tyrone Brooks used his sterling reputation to steal donations meant for poor people. Brooks' defense team says he was just a lousy bookkeeper who focused more on his mission than on finances.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-10-23/prosecutors-seek-2-yea
Georgia lawmakers target welfare fraud

ATLANTA - A computer database that would impress the National Security Agency, limits on benefits and stepped-up prosecution were among the suggestions lawmakers heard Wednesday for ways to reduce welfare fraud.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-14/georgia-lawmakers-target
Former Georgia lawmaker admits responsibility in fraud case

A former Georgia state lawmaker and civil rights activist told a judge Friday he regrets making the mistakes that landed him in federal court on fraud charges and said he takes full responsibility for his actions.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-11-06/former-georgia-lawmaker-admi
Georgia lawmakers begin studying regulation, taxes for online rental sites like Airbnb

...and tax Internet-based travel accommodations such as Airbnb and other rental Web sites could be on the agenda for Georgia lawmakers when they convene in January.But Tuesday's first study committee meeting on the issue revealed they will face...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-22/georgia-lawmakers-begin-study
Georgia budget focus includes Medicaid growth

...benefits and premium structure of the State Health Benefit Plan. But such revisions would be a hot-button issue for Georgia lawmakers, as the SHBP covers more than 600,000 members, which include school personnel, retirees and dependents.Separately...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-31/georgia-budget-focus-inc
Ga. lawmaker admits Ashley Madison link

MACON, Ga. - A state lawmaker from Macon says he had an account on the cheating Web site Ashley Madison.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-31/ga-lawmaker-admits-ashely-ma
Ga. pipeline practices changed over time

...a 2015 University of Iowa Law Review article, "Transporting Oil and Gas: U.S. Infrastructure Challenges." Georgia lawmakers were protecting the interests of the railroads, but heightened national security concerns wouldn't allow them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-20/ga-pipeline-practices-change
Trampoline parks operate with few regulations

...American Society for Testing and Materials, to regulate the installation and maintenance of trampoline courts.Georgia lawmakers introduced House Bill 488, better known as the "Jonathan Magwood Trampoline Park Safety Act," in February to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-10/trampoline-parks-operate-few-
Solar energy heats up in Georgia

...will be brought online at or below what it would cost the company to generate comparable energy from other sources.Georgia lawmakers also gave solar a boost in the last session, with The Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act. Signed by the governor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-30/solar-energy-heats-georgia