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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham makes move toward presidential run

...been a close ally of Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee who lost to Obama.Former state House Speaker David Wilkins will head Graham's organization. Wilkins was chairman of President George W. Bush's 2004 campaign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-29/south-carolina-sen-linds
What you pay at pump may change

...require an estimate from independent economists in a fiscal note before passage of bills affecting the state treasury. House Speaker David Ralston told reporters he knows the details will be the subject of discussion. "I expect the bill to be thoroughly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-29/what-you-pay-pump-may-change
What you pay at pump may change

...require an estimate from independent economists in a fiscal note before passage of bills affecting the state treasury.House Speaker David Ralston told reporters he knows the details will be the subject of discussion."I expect the bill to be thoroughly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-29/house-leaders-unveil-outline
Scrap single-issue voting

...members barely got their feet wet when some of their supporters want to throw them out again because they voted to keep House Speaker John Boehner in place. When nearly two-thirds of House members or Congress supported the speaker, he must have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-28/scrap-single-issue-votin
South Carolina Supreme Court refuses Republicans' request to reconsider its order on school funding lawsuit

...state put into the effort to fight it ... amounts to a tragic two decades to the state," he said.Last week, House Speaker Jay Lucas announced a 17-member committee was being created to study the issue. It includes House members, business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-26/south-carolina-supreme
Local officials warned to prepare for road funding plan

...are searching for additional funding for roads, highways and bridges.The governor, lieutenant governor and the House speaker braced the local representatives for bad news."Now, we're going to have disagreements," said Speaker David...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-26/local-officials-warned-p
Lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

...creates a commission to make recommendations by year's end about an in-state program to make and sell the product.House Speaker David Ralston has said he supports the proposal. An attempt to pass a similar bill last year failed when some lawmakers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-23/lawmaker-introduce-bill-
South Carolina Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

...already driving to start with."But legislative leaders intend to spend this year studying the issue.On Tuesday, House Speaker Jay Lucas announced creating a 17-member committee that includes House members, business leaders, school district...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-24/south-carolina-legislatu
Where's the leadership?

...to destroy.And, by the way, it wasn't even the White House who invited Netanyahu to the United States. It was House Speaker John Boehner. Hats off to him. Somebody should be reaching out to Israel, and it's too bad it wasn't our chief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-23/wheres-leadership
Group pushing SC school reform

...receive an exceptional education that paves the way for tremendous opportunity and lifelong success," said S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Darlington. "Effective education reform requires more than just suggestions from administrators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-21/group-pushing-sc-school-r