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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
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
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-17/kingston-perdue-offer-few-det
Want to set off a federal debt bomb? Keep letting our kids pay the IOUs

...our tax dollars. DO WE PAY TOO much for these government services? Too little? Should we reduce their cost...choices. Frozen in partisan positions not to reduce government services or not increase taxes, too many citizens believe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-04-27/want-set-federal
A valid veto

...that civil rights groups called a "gift" to the private probation industry.This page favors privatization of government services where it is appropriate. But we can't support giving judiciary-like authority to private firms whose profits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-06/valid-veto
Firm to relocate to Aiken

AIKEN -- Westinghouse Government Services Co. is expected to announce...submarines. Westinghouse Government Services was formed after last year's...new company, Westinghouse Government Services now essentially has no headquarters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/27/met_281084.shtml
Metro
Defense service company to be based in Aiken

AIKEN -- Westinghouse Government Services Co. is expected to announce...submarines. Westinghouse Government Services was formed after last year's...new company, Westinghouse Government Services now essentially has no headquarters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/27/bus_281047.shtml
Business
Disparity exists in Augusta's property tax system

...tax districts in which property owners pay for government services in two distinct and, at times, unequal ways...Urban Services District was created to pay for government services "not furnished" in the suburban areas. The taxes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-09-15/disparity-exists-augusta
Growth pays for budget increase

...more in taxes this year, most of the increase in government services will be funded by growth. Growth in new homes...is very, very nominal to cover the increase in government services from last year to this year." The county's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/29/met_386725.shtml
Metro
Aiken's corporate coup

...city of Aiken scored by recruiting Westinghouse Government Services to locate its corporate offices there. Strong...there's the prestige factor: Westinghouse Government Services employs 14,500 workers in 33 states and oversees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/04/edi_281362.shtml
Editorials