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How do you get the governor to sign your bill? (Be polite)

...said Polly McKinney, a lobbyist for the Voices for Georgia's...advice given by other veteran lobbyists.Threats, protest rallies...lawmakers, advocates and lobbyists during the session to address...by the legislation. Many lobbyists concentrate their personal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-17/how-do-you-get-governor-
Georgia ethics commission narrows field for new leader to 4 finalists

...audit questioning the agency's ability to ensure those laws were being fully followed by candidates, campaign committees, lobbyists and others.Commissioners fired the former executive secretary, Holly LaBerge, in September after a judge fined her for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-15/georgia-ethics-commission-nar
What you pay at pump may change

...raising taxes, although legislators and lobbyists who heard it were scratching their heads...raising taxes. But Clint Mueller, a lobbyist for the Association County Commissioners...before it was presented to reporters and lobbyists. Those present said most GOP lawmakers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-29/house-leaders-unveil-outline
Big bills to view public documents discourage public access

...pay $1,235 to obtain records of e-mails between his office and a former chief of staff who is now a prominent statehouse lobbyist.? Mississippi law allows the state to charge hourly for research, redaction and labor, including $15 an hour to have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/big-bills-view-public-do
Bill would let local officials change notice posting

...websites and spare taxpayers that advertising cost, the counties ask."It's to save taxpayer dollars," said Todd Edwards, lobbyist for the association.Thursday, the Senate Committee on State and Local Operations agreed and recommended passage of SB 186...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-07/bill-would-let-local-off
South Carolina governor angers lawmakers with 'shower' comment

...the sentence they call offensive."She herself works in the Statehouse, as do her staff, and hundreds of politicians and lobbyists. It's nothing personal, and there's no need for crocodile tears," Adams said.In the recorded comments, Haley said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-25/south-carolina-governor-anger
Autism bill looks stalled in Ga. House

...already cover ABA for their workers.Legislation similar to Senate Bill 1 has been approved in 39 states, said Jamila Pope, a lobbyist for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Marcus Autism Center.ABA coverage, Pope said, would allow more children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-24/autism-bill-looks-stalle
Mayor fails to gain approval over lunch

...from your representative and senator in Atlanta? If you haven't, it's because they're busy eating and drinking with lobbyists and working overtime to keep your taxes down. Things are tough all over.Anyway, the King insisted he doesn't have a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-03-21/mayor-fails-gai
GOP says FCC bowed to political pressure on 'net neutrality,' IG office opens investigation

...the focus was on behind-the-scenes talks last year among lobbyists, agency staffers and White House aides as Wheeler struggled...Title II rules.The meeting raised some eyebrows. An AT&T lobbyist's e-mail to a top Wheeler aide suggested it was "bad...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-17/gop-says-fcc-bowed-politic
Legalized horse betting heads for a Ga. Senate vote

...Convention has passed 20 resolutions opposing legalized gambling since 1963 on both moral and practical grounds, according to its lobbyist, Mike Griffin."It plays upon the weakest in society, the people who can least afford it," he said. "We think it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-07/legalized-horse-betting-head