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Lobbyist spending sets record in session

...hasn't taken any money from lobbyists for the past two years. Rep. Charlie Smith, D-St. Marys, Gov. Roy Barnes' floor leader in the House, received just $35 this year after taking nothing last year. Perhaps the most unusual freebies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/30/met_348332.shtml
Metro
Venue bill wins OK in Senate

...objections, the Senate voted 34-20 to approve the bill and send it to the governor for his signature. Because Gov. Roy Barnes' floor leaders were lobbying for the bill during the vote, many observers expect him to sign it. "We are just trying to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/14/bus_284095.shtml
Business
Big money supports campaigns

...where lawmakers have tried to limit or ban outside contributions. Rep. Charlie Smith, D-St. Marys, Gov. Roy Barnes' floor leader in the House, wants to go a step further. He wants to eliminate PAC contributions from companies and special...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/14/met_256145.shtml
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