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Georgia 'religious freedom' bill stalls in committee

ATLANTA - A divisive "religious freedom" bill stalled Thursday in a Geor gia House committee after a Re pub lican member successfully added anti-discrimination language.Members of the Judiciary Com mittee voted to table...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-26/georgia-religious-freedo
Governor Deal's plan for failing schools moves to statewide vote in 2016

...enabling legislation, which includes details of how the new district would function, requires Senate agreement after a House committee made some minor changes. It passed the House, 108-53.In a written statement, Deal said he believes voters will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-25/governor-deals-plan-failing-sch
Veteran pushes for VA hospital in Jefferson County

...endure interminable waits or drive hundreds of miles just to see a doctor," Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, said of the new measure, which he called a "welcome, commonsense change.""Veterans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-24/veteran-pushes-va-hospital-j
Autism bill looks stalled in Ga. House

/ATLANTA -- The fight over autism treatment coverage continued in a House committee hearing Monday, pitting organizations concerned about costs against those advocating for the most effective services for children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-24/autism-bill-looks-stalle
Georgia House Speaker Ralston hopes for quick vote on medical marijuana bill

...passed the Senate with exactly that margin. It would be on ballots statewide in 2016 if the House passes the bill.A House committee approved the amendment and accompanying legislation Monday afternoon. 'RELIGIOUS FREEDOM' DEBATE: Ralston has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-23/georgia-house-speaker-ralston
Gov. Nikki Haley willing to compromise on road funding, but only if she gets tax relief too

...look at alternatives.Both the House and Senate are working on their own plans. The version created by a special House committee would keep the gas tax the same, but start charging sales tax on fuel and combine that with an income tax cut to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-19/gov-nikki-haley-willing-compr
GOP says FCC bowed to political pressure on 'net neutrality,' IG office opens investigation

...the FCC, said he could neither "confirm nor deny" any ongoing investigations.An openly defiant Wheeler told the House committee that keeping the White House up to date on FCC dealings isn't unusual and that he won't apologize for what he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-17/gop-says-fcc-bowed-politic
Key bills fail to make crossover deadline

...period to use and then destroy images of vehicle tags recorded by car-mounted cameras. This bill was approved by a House committee but died when the Rules Committee never scheduled it for a vote.HB 111: School districts could have raised extra...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/key-bills-fail-make-cros
Augusta history marker cited in bill to preserve past monuments

...they disagree with under legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday.Local-government groups complained that...never meant to be permanent.The chairwoman of the House Committee on State Properties, Rep. Barbara Sims, R-Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-05/augusta-history-marker-c
Supporters try to reinforce SC's Freedom of Information Act

...agendas and coroners don't have to release autopsy reports. Both bills have passed the Senate, but are stuck in a House committee.A bigger restructuring of the act, which has stalled for several years, passed the House a month ago, but is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/supporters-try-reinforce