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Google to close Spain's Google News, block Spanish news reports from 70 international editions

...publishers might "have shot themselves out of the market. Time will tell."After Germany revised its copyright laws last year to allow ? but not force ? Google News to make royalty payments, Google required publishers there to give their consent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-11/google-close-spains-google
Lawmakers weigh regulating drones

...address the use of drones, with privacy and government surveillance among the chief concerns. Thirteen states enacted laws last year with various limits, and others like Georgia continue to weigh legislation."It's an issue that is about to boom...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-02/lawmakers-weigh-regulating-dr
Phase-in proposed for juvenile-attorney funding

ATLANTA -- Getting enough lawyers to prosecute and defend juveniles under sweeping reforms passed into law last year will require giving local governments flexibility, witnesses told a House subcommittee Thursday.The wide-ranging reform law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-07/phase-proposed-juvenil
States grovel before Boeing in bid for 777X jobs

...inquisitive eyes of their rivals? by crafting them through administrative agencies shielded by non-disclosure laws.Last year, Alabama lured Boeing's biggest worldwide rival, Airbus, to build a $600 million assembly plant in Mobile by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-05/states-grovel-boeing-bid-7
Growing defiance

...seemed to require the notices.The Obama administration also tried to block enforcement of state anti-voter-fraud laws last year.Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate has failed to pass a budget as required by law the past four years ? and the Obama...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-01-27/growing-defiance
Georgia jails have empty beds after state reduced sentences

ATLANTA - Changes in Georgia laws last year that lightened the sentences for many non-violent crimes is resulting in empty jail bunks across the state, Corrections Commissioner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-01-23/georgia-jails-have-emp
Tax officials expect confusion with tag changes

...and proof of insurance.After March 1, they'll also need to bring patience.Georgia House Bill 386, signed into law last year, includes a provision to eliminate the so-called "birthday tax" charged to vehicle owners when their ad valorem...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-02-13/tax-officials-expect-con
Columbia County to enact energy tax

...would replace local tax revenues lost from a state-enacted tax break.House Bill 386, a tax reform bill signed into law last year, phases out the sales tax that Georgia charges on energy used in manufacturing. The law eventually will reduce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-04-01/columbia-county-enact-en
SC senators look at Arizona-style immigration bill

...stopped for something else.Republicans in both chambers have called it a top priority for this year.Arizona's law last year inspired a flurry of lawsuits.On Monday, the president of a national civil rights group accused legislators of trampling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-01-18/sc-looks-arizona-style-immig
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Zais: Teacher training among suggested cuts

...nationwide in nationally certified teachers, with a total of 7,784 earning an annual stipend of $7,500 per state law. Last year, the House voted to scrap the incentive pay altogether for teachers who applied after July 1. But a compromise with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-01-19/zais-teacher-training-amo
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