Ben Harbin will leave Legislature to become lobbyist

...he said. "For my family, it is the right move at this time."Harbin said he has told Gov. Nathan Deal and House Speaker David Ral ston that his resignation will be effective July 7.Georgia law prohibits ex-lawmakers from lobbying their...

SC Senate rejects last-ditch effort to force roads debate

...without a vote."We are giving the Senate yet another opportunity to address our state's number one need," said House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville.But the senators opted not to take up the resolution.Senate Judiciary Chairman Larry...

Supreme Court upholds health care law

...about a law," he said in the White House Rose Garden. "This is health care in America."Declining to concede, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said Republicans, who have voted more than 50 times to undo the law, will "continue our efforts...

House revives Obama's 'fast-track' trade push

...Thursday, although Democrats are demanding inclusion of a job retraining program, with details of it still incomplete.House Speaker John Boeh ner, R-Ohio, said Re pub licans are committed to ensuring that the negotiating authority and retraining...

Haley calls for Confederate flag to come down

...flag's removal."Last week's terrorizing act of violence shook the very core of every South Carolinian," State House Speaker Jay Lucas said earlier Monday. "Moving South Carolina forward from this terrible tragedy requires a swift resolution...

Rep. Hardwick resigned following investigation into complaint

...Hardwick resigned following a complaint investigated by House Speaker Jay Lucas.The speaker's office confirmed Wednesday...emergency room doctor were wearing him out.Former House Speaker Bobby Harrell resigned in October ? after representing...

House committee proposes $150 million for roads, $70 million for Volvo

...chambers' leaders agreed. Volvo officials want the project funded that way to avoid the legislative process, she said.House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville, noted that when he agreed April 2 to the borrowing, no one knew a huge windfall was coming...

Can Iran be trusted?

...Journal guest column. "If he instead commits to a plan that will lead to a nuclear Iran, Congress must stop it."House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the legislation was necessary because Americans and their allies are "worried that...

Senate Republicans meet in secret after Davis' filibuster against gas tax increase continues

...D-Bishopville, suggested the House stop sending bills to the Senate until the Senate passed some of the bills it has.House Speaker Jay Lucas laughed before gently telling Brown he was out of order.

South Carolina legislators OK Haley's request to borrow $123 million for Volvo

...presented the deal, including a letter she wrote Tuesday to bond committee members. In it, she argued Leatherman and House Speaker Jay Lucas committed to the borrowing method through letters of support they supplied in early April.The letters do...