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Session yielded both victories and challenges

...when and how taxes are paid. A Fair Tax system requires those groups in our society that constantly demand more government services to better realize that someone has to pay for those increases.If taxation is not spread out upon all income levels...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-02/session-yielded-
Georgia ethics commission narrows field for new leader to 4 finalists

...nomic Development.? Stefan Ritter, a senior assistant attorney general focused on education, elections, government services and judiciary.? Cheston Roney, administrator for the city of Sandy Springs Municipal Court.? Heather Ryfa...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-15/georgia-ethics-commission-nar
Georgia may lower state income tax

...individuals and businesses that their economists estimate will result in 14,000 or so jobs. To keep paying for government services they are raising the sales tax and expanding it to groceries and digital downloads like songs, video games and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-02/ga-republicans-take-anot
Dems enable disaster

...from which it all emanates.This president, upon entering office, took the same oath we all take when entering government service. We swear to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution of the United States. Yet he has arrogantly bypassed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-30/dems-enable-disaster
Democrats: Gov. Haley's tax-cut proposal represents a tax increase for more than 1 million filers

...infrastructure funding hostage to a proposal they say primarily benefits the wealthy and forces cuts in needed government services, without sufficiently addressing the state's infrastructure needs.Haley announced last month she's willing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-05/democrats-gov-haleys-tax-cut-
Twisted justice?

...county's leadership and judiciary, because we're very much for law and order ? and we favor sensibly privatizing government services.But we're still not sold on the concept of for-profit companies supervising misdemeanor probationers, at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-09/twisted-justice
Class of '64: Annapolis produced admirals, CEOs - and this writer

...and still another Commander of the Pacific Command.In civilian life, classmates distinguished themselves in government service as the U.S. Ambassador to China, the secretary of the Navy, administrator of National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-10-04/class-64-annapol
Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

...to jettison the income tax while collections are low, possibly forcing deeper, unpopular spending cuts in core government services such as education, health care and public safety services.Sen. Judson Hill, a Marietta Republican who supports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-15/income-inequality-complicates
Kingston, Perdue offer few details on budget fixes

...budgets of Budget Chairman Paul Ryan that would theoretically balance the budget in 10 years with widespread cuts in government services from Medicaid to Pell Grants. But the House hasn't moved on measures that would actually put such cuts into place...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-17/kingston-perdue-offer-few-det
Staffing numbers don't bear out charges of bloat in city government

...fewer than slower-growing Augusta.The Columbia County Sheriff's Of fice employs about 200 people. County government services get a boost from the growing municipal governments of Grovetown and Harlem.Other Georgia cities more closely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-15/staffing-numbers-dont-be