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...13; surveymonkey.com/r/XSJ6FRDTHURSDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Legislative breakfast, speaker is House Speaker David Ralston; 7:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.; free for members, $25...

Georgia gas-tax hike makes it a winner in federal transportation bill, congressman says

...benefit, according to Rep. Rob Woodall, a member of the House Transportation Committee. He was appointed last week by House Speaker Paul Ryan to the conference committee that will work out differences with the Senate over its version of the six-year...

Ex-SC House member indicted for misconduct after sexual harassment claim

...from the House in May after being informed that an independent investigation determined the allegations had merit. House Speaker Jay Lucas also told him he was sending the private law firm's report to Wilson. "The House will not tolerate inappropriate...

Rep. Paul Ryan elected new House speaker

Splintered House Republicans elected Rep. Paul Ryan to be the chamber's 54th speaker on Thursday, turning to the youthful but battle-tested Wisconsin lawmaker to mend the party's self-inflicted wounds and help woo voters in next year's elections.

Confederate symbol debate unresolved

...the Capitol grounds in Columbia, pressure on Georgia officials ratcheted up to reconsider symbols in this state.House Speaker David Ralston hopes an agreement can be reached by Georgia groups on both sides without the need for legislative involvement...

Confusion holds up rain tax preview

...Fleming in a power position in the House," he said. "We had Ben Harbin who was the appropriations chairman. The (House) speaker was friends with everybody in Co lum bia County. The lieutenant governor was friends. We didn't get any money...

House Ethics Committee gives Harrell more time to challenge demand that he pay money to state

COLUMBIA - The House Ethics Committee agreed Monday to give former House Speaker Bobby Harrell more time to challenge its demand that he pay nearly $113,500 to the state.The panel voted unanimously after...

House Republicans nominate Paul Ryan as speaker

...ex-speaker ever reaching the White House ? James Polk in 1844.Ryan, a 17-year House veteran, will be the youngest House speaker since Rep. James Blaine, R-Maine, who was 39 when he was speaker in 1869.GOP lawmakers tabbed Ryan as leader...

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...nonmembers; (706) 821-1318NOV. 19: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce pre-legislative breakfast, speaker is House Speaker David Ralston; 7:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.; free for members, $25...

Legislature to ask state's high court to withdraw deadlines on education funding case

...considering that the case languished in the courts for 21 years.The Sept. 24 order is "extremely misguided," House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville, recently told The Associated Press.The Legislature has until today to appeal. While...