Study finds outsiders pay much of special sales tax

...for the Carl Vinson Institute, said he performed the study for a "nominal fee" at the request of the chamber and chamber lobbyist Scott MacGregor.Clarke said tourism and Augusta's role as a regional retail center contribute to sales tax collections...

Enough to make you sick

...congressional Republicans in 1996, President Bush in 2004 and Sen. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., in 2012 ? have been derailed by powerful lobbyist groups and liberal politicians bent on the ultimate goal of a single-payer, government-run health care system.Most public-policy...

Leaders split on use of lobbyist

A lobbyist by any other name is still a lobbyist. The city of Aiken earmarked $36,000 in this year's...the last three or four years" with a "consultant, not a lobbyist," said city Administrator Charles Martin. Winfred Ray...

Metro | Savannah River Site
College's lobbyist didn't register with commission

COLUMBIA - A lobbyist involved in a scuffle last year that left a legislator injured...would have required Mr. Heyward and the university to register as lobbyist and lobbyist principle, said Herb Hayden, the Ethics Commission's executive...

Paper says lobbyist advised Hodges aide

COLUMBIA -- Lobbyist Dwight Drake e-mailed the governor's...Mr. Drake is a Columbia attorney and lobbyist for the South Carolina Coin Operators...implying that Mr. Geddings and the lobbyist have a close working relationship...

Airport gets Washington lobbyist

...up to $60,000 on a federal funding lobbyist took off at Thursday's Aviation Commission...projects. Mr. Clyburn will serve as a lobbyist in Washington for the rest of the year...brought up the notion of this type of lobbyist after he and Airport Director Buster...

Metro | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Lobbyist spending breaks records

...another record-breaking amount of lobbyist spending on Georgia lawmakers and other...receptions are the least troublesome of all lobbyist spending when lawmakers can receive tickets...DENIED: A proposal to limit spending on lobbyist gifts for lawmakers got stripped in a...

Lobbyist is hired to back SRS pit plant

AIKEN - Lobbyist John Sununu, the former chief of staff...He now spends most of his time as a lobbyist, Mr. Dangerfield said. The chairman...gold," Mr. Dangerfield said. The lobbyist's salary will be around $150,000...

Metro | Savannah River Site
Ethics watchdog files complaint against lobbyist

...Reform has filed a complaint against the lobbyist who took House Speaker David Ralston...Christopher Brady of not being a registered lobbyist at the time of the trip and not disclosing...but critics call it an example of why lobbyist spending should be reined in.A telephone...

Latest News | Government
Slams idea of special SRS lobbyist

...the taxpayers, should now hire a $100,000-a-year lobbyist to lobby in Congress for the Savannah River Site. I also saw...position. Well, I thought, that what we already had was a lobbyist in Washington working for SRS; that's why we put Rep. Norwood...