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John Barrow, Joe Wilson support bill to train Syrians; Paul Broun does not

Two House lawmakers from the Augusta area voted in favor...McDuffie counties, was one of 156 House lawmakers who voted no.Reps. John Barrow...R-S.C., were among 273 House lawmakers to vote in favor of funding the training...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-09-19/john-barrow-joe-wilson-support-
Scots reject independence in historic vote

...Minister David Cameron from a historic defeat and also helps opposition chief Ed Miliband by keeping his many Labour Party lawmakers in Scotland in place. His party would have found it harder to win a national election in 2015 without that support from Scotland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-19/scots-reject-independence-hi
Congress blasts National Highway Transportation Agency for handling of GM ignition switch issue

...repeatedly defended his agency during a Senate hearing as lawmakers accused him of failing to take responsibility for missing...causing numerous crashes that resulted in deaths and injuries. Lawmakers have said they expect the death toll to rise to near 100...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-16/congress-blasts-national-h
Wilson, Woods draw contrasts at education forum

...the National Governors Association and adopted by Georgia lawmakers.Wilson said she doesn't have an issue with the standards...should be reviewed but stopped short of calling for state lawmakers to withdraw."We need to have a very precision-type evaluation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-15/wilson-woods-d
GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

...compensate victims of crashes caused by the switches, and Feinberg has said GM has not limited the total amount he can pay. Some lawmakers have estimated the death toll is close to 100.Biros, citing confidentiality agreements, said Feinberg will not identify...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/gm-expert-says-19-deaths-e
Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

...income tax could better offset the drop in tax growth than states tightly tied to the sales tax.In Georgia, Republican lawmakers have endorsed replacing the state's income tax with an expanded sales tax, known to supporters as the "Fair Tax." The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-15/income-inequality-complicates
Gov. Deal, Democrat Carter duel over education at heated candidate forum

...promises that will never relieve teachers of the burdens they currently bear."Carter detailed his proposal to require state lawmakers to set an education budget before setting the rest of the governor's spending priorities. Deal questioned why Carter voted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-15/gov-deal-democ
State commission in crisis

...talk-show hosts and even cashiers chatting about legislation while ringing up a purchase. There are other examples, and lawmakers felt such novel logic represented neither their intent nor common sense.Legislative leaders said at the time they had no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-14/state-commission-cris
Deal says Georgia, Army Corps should finish agreement to deepen Savannah harbor this month

...start," Deal said, adding that Corps officials told him they hoped to start construction by the end of the year.Georgia lawmakers have set aside $266 million that would be spent upfront. Deal said he still expects Washington to fund its share of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-09/deal-says-georgia-army-c
Gov. Chris Christie will allow New Jersey casinos, tracks to offer sports betting

...Borgata casinos.Voters in New Jersey overwhelmingly endorsed legal sports betting in a nonbinding referendum in 2011. State lawmakers soon enacted a law to allow for betting at tracks and in casinos. But those actions ran up against the 1992 Professional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-08/gov-chris-christie-w