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Deaths of 2 young South Carolina women prompt legislative proposals to improve water safety

...separate watercraft accidents last year are hoping South Carolina lawmakers take steps to improve water safety and spare others their...the state's regulations on boating safety and get back to lawmakers before he proposes changes in the law. It also asks DNR to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-31/deaths-2-young-south-car
Lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker will officially introduce a bill legalizing cannabis oil for people...proposal. An attempt to pass a similar bill last year failed when some lawmakers attached an unrelated bill requiring insurance coverage of children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-23/lawmaker-introduce-bill-
Bill would allow ads on school buses

...he knows.The measure must pass the House and Senate before Deal could sign it into law. Willard's control over all bills dealing with crime and punishment gives him more leverage than the average lawmaker in sponsoring legislation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-29/bill-would-allow-ads-sch
South Carolina GOP legislators say it's time to give patients legal, controlled access to marijuana

...State Sen. Tom Davis and Rep. Jenny Horne said Thursday lawmakers need to give patients access to the plant's healing properties...known as CBD oil, to control their seizures. Davis said lawmakers need to follow-up by regulating the growth, testing and...

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

...Republicans in the House heard the outline shortly before it was presented to reporters and lobbyists. Those present said most GOP lawmakers ? including those elected on a pledge of no tax increases ? reserved judgment, at least until the actual bill is introduced...

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

...Republicans in the House heard the outline shortly before it was presented to reporters and lobbyists. Those present said most GOP lawmakers ? including those elected on a pledge of no tax increases ? reserved judgment, at least until the actual bill is introduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-29/house-leaders-unveil-outline
South Carolina Supreme Court refuses Republicans' request to reconsider its order on school funding lawsuit

...Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its order last fall that lawmakers fix the state's broken education system, officially ending...new programs and various reform laws. But in discounting lawmakers' contention the case was moot, the justices noted state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-26/south-carolina-supreme
Ga. lawmaker wants history books to highlight America

ATLANTA -- The conservative senator who led last year's fight against the Common Core school standards is again out front in another battle over coursework, this time saying it downplays what's special about the United States.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-28/ga-lawmaker-wants-histor
Legal protection

The "law enforcement reform" package the state's Democratic lawmakers are pushing in Atlanta is a mixed bag of proposals. A couple are good, and one is profoundly awful.The half-dozen measures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-27/legal-protection
Aiken's tech college tops SC system

...and that is reflected in our high placement rates of our students," Aiken Technical College President Susan Winsor told lawmakers last week."One of the dilemmas that we still face in Aiken County is, surprisingly, our higher education attainment rate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-28/aikens-tech-college-tops-