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Across the region

...though police did not release findings.Lobbyist with gun at Capitol avoids chargeATLANTA - Georgia state police will not charge a lobbyist who brought a gun to the state Capitol...the weapon. Police did not release the lobbyist's name.Captain Mark Perry told WSB-TV...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-28/across-region
Conservative group seeks to end death penalty

...you're a conservative, do you trust the government?" said lobbyist Pat Gartland.Others in the little group also said they were...house them than to kill them, that's news to me," said lobbyist Louie Hunter. "...Nobody wants to be soft on crime, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-19/conservative-group-see
Higher Georgia cigarette tax would raise $554 million, study says

...requested the analysis. "The people who do smokeneed to pay their fair share." The proposal would have critics. Jim Tudor, a lobbyist for the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, said raising cigarette taxes to $1.60 a pack would encourage people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-14/higher-georgia-cigarette-tax-
Haley's DHEC choice questioned about connections

...problem-solver with regulatory experience that will fit well with DHEC.Kitzman first came to South Carolina in 1997 as a lobbyist to advocate for a law removing requirements on vehicle coverage. After it passed, she moved to the state and founded Driver's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-19/haleys-dhec-choice-questioned
Georgia's suspensions bill sparks discussion

...or opposed it.By the end of the hearing, Howard said he, too, wanted to know more about the program.Polly McKinney, lobbyist for Voices for Georgia's Children, thanked Howard for his bill nonetheless."We feel like this conversation might not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/georgias-suspensions-bil
Bill to legalize fireworks opposed

...units.That would be enough for each unit to treat two cases of typical burns caused by fireworks, according to David Tatum, lobbyist for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the nation's largest pediatric hospital."It's not that attractive," he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/bill-legalize-fireworks-
Tech industry pushes for cybersecurity, tax breaks

...whole revenue process in place. It's really not a true indicator of how it's doing," said Brandon Hembree, a private lobbyist.TAG also is seeking the extension of credits movie makers use when filming in the state so they will locate their post-production...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/tech-industry-pushes-cyb
Transportation funding critics getting noticed, not heard

...Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry spent 50 minutes talking about why more money is needed. In the remaining time, only a lobbyist for business interests pushing for added funding was able to speak.Representatives with the cities and counties agreed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-05/transportation-funding-critic
What you pay at pump may change

...said that by replacing the tax that local governments impose, the legislature isn't raising taxes. But Clint Mueller, a lobbyist for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, said the cities, counties and schools could claim the same thing...

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

...said that by replacing the tax that local governments impose, the legislature isn't raising taxes. But Clint Mueller, a lobbyist for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, said the cities, counties and schools could claim the same thing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-29/house-leaders-unveil-outline