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House, Senate advance bills on police body cameras

...already using the cameras ? estimated to number 20. Legislators could then create statewide policies next year.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, voted for the bill but criticized it as wasting time."We're past that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-21/house-senate-advance-bills-police-b
Governor Deal's plan for failing schools moves to statewide vote in 2016

...way, I think that we need to think logically about this situation in giving the governor the ultimate power."House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams said she respects Deal's approach but believes the constitutional amendment is too broad. Details...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-25/governor-deals-plan-failing-sch
SC House kills bond plan, approves budget

...get on a Facebook page."Haley has criticized the borrowing package as running up the state's credit card.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said that analogy is wrong. Financing bonds is akin to a mortgage, and floating debt is part...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-12/sc-house-kills-bond-plan
Sensible support

...of Georgia; G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina; Charles Rangel of New York and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., won't commit to attending in March, but told reporters she hoped the speech...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-18/sensible-support
Pope's address to US Congress will be historic

...look forward to receiving his message on behalf of the American people," Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a written statement that she looks forward to "hearing his call to live our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-02-06/popes-address-us-congres
Re-elected Georgia Democratic Party chairman promises presidential relevance after 2014 losses

...challenger, Rockdale County Tax Commissioner RJ Hadley, 141-92 in results announced by the party.Porter, a former House minority leader, was elected party chairman in a 2013 special election after then-chair Mike Berlon stepped down citing personal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-31/re-elected-georgia-democ
Haley's gas tax offer would cost state millions in revenue

...the GOP caucus will back Haley's tax-cut proposal."We're trying to see if it's doable," he said.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, said the idea makes no sense."We know we've got a hole to fill. According...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-22/haleys-gas-tax-offer-would-co
Haley: 'My dreams for South Carolina know no bounds'

...didn't disclose her former work for an engineering firm with state contracts because the law didn't require it.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford called ethics legislation a red herring."It won't change a single thing. It's not going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-14/haley-my-dreams-south-ca
Gov. Nathan Deal sworn in for second term

...clamoring for a bigger piece of the state's budget.Deal will deliver his State of the State address Wednesday.House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams said she and other Democrats will be paying close attention to the details of any proposal related...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-12/gov-nathan-deal-sworn-second
Ethics reform, road funding ahead for SC lawmakers in new session

...regulations or other actions "that violate true meaning and intention of the Second Amendment."GAMBLING: House Minority Leader Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, introduced H. 3127, which would present voters with a ballot questionabout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-10/south-carolina-its-not-j