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Georgia may lower state income tax

...Christine Ries, chairwoman of the economics department at Georgia Institute of Technology, served on the commission and has reviewed HB 445. Her computer models ? and the three others she's compared it to -- came up with the employment and income projections...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-02/ga-republicans-take-anot
Private probation legislation returns

...misdemeanor cases and city ordinance violations.HB 310 would return tolling powers to the...cannot be jailed because he is indigent, HB 310 allows factors that a court "may...a day for alcohol-use monitoring.If HB 310 becomes law, it will address one of Deal's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-21/private-probation-legi
Bill to legalize fireworks opposed

...forward.The proposals, House Bill 15 and HB 110, were independently crafted to allow...Turner, R-Holly Springs, the author of HB 15. "If you're not enforcing it, you're...into state coffers under a tax created by HB 110, said its sponsor, Rep. Jay Roberts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/bill-legalize-fireworks-
Tougher DUI reporting, sentences sought

...Capitol rally that "Michael's Law," HB 152, would have saved his son's life...third bill MADD is backing this year is HB 205 which would require ignition interlocks...refusing to submit to a police breathalyzer."HB 205 will save lives and stop drunk driving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-10/tougher-dui-reporting-
Georgia lawmakers seek curb on cops

...which limits use of no-knock warrants,- HB 69 which aims to safeguard the driving data...permission or a warrant to access it,- HB 74 which prohibits any state or local agency...indefinitely under a 3-year-old federal law,- HB 93 which requires police agencies to destroy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-01/georgia-lawmakers-seek
Augusta lawmaker introduces 5 bills

...valuable consideration" in both sentences.HB 42, the Jordan Griner Act, is named for...epidemic across the country," Smith said.HB 43 would allow schools to release children...parent unless a court order forbids it.HB 44 draws from Smith's professional background...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-19/augusta-lawmaker-introdu
Southeastern Conference football signings list

...Colbert, db, 6-3, 200, Griffin (Ga.) HSByron Cowart, de, 6-5, 250, Armwood HS, Seffner, Fla.Chandler Cox, hb, 6-2, 225, Apopka (Fla.) HSCarlton Davis, db, 6-1, 182 Miami (Fla.) Norland HSJavaris Davis, db, 5-11, 185...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-02-05/southeastern-conference-f
Lauds paper's support for HB 387

...failure to make criminals obey laws just because those laws are on paper. However, there is a more important reason to support HB 387: frivolous lawsuits are a lightly-disguised handcuff on Miss Liberty. This country seems to be begging for shackles whenever...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/21/op_254067.shtml
Opinion columns
First bills filed for Ga. legislature range from pot to sexual abuse to college athletics

...particular bill we introduce, what will happen to it," he said.HB 2, and the only constitutional amendment filed so far in the...bar racial profiling by police.The newest, pre-filed bill, HB 17, would extend the period in which victims of childhood sexual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-04/first-bills-filed-ga-leg
John Gogick: HB 837 - a measure on private probation companies

...without delay."But then the music changed Thursday when the Georgia Legislature took a dim view of Sunshine Week.It passed HB 837 that day ? a measure on private probation companies.Reporter Sandy Hodson brought to light some of the issues surrounding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-21/john-gogick-hb-837-measure-pr