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Expiration date

...If allowed to expire, as should have happened years ago, no one would notice except a handful of disappointed K Street lobbyists."That statement is as true today as it was last year.Good things rarely happen when the government plays banker, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-25/expiration-date
Gov. Deal bends rules for Capitol gala

...toward the general public," said Neill Herring, a veteran lobbyist for environmental organizations.Listed sponsors who gave...state from giving anyone more that it receives in return. Lobbyist Herring worries that might have happened in this case.A bigger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-18/gov-deal-bends-rules-cap
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
'Post and Courier' wins Pulitzer for reporting on the deadly toll of domestic violence

...The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal both won investigative reporting prizes, the Times for an examination of lobbyists' influence on state attorneys general, the Journal for detailing fraud and waste in the Medicare payment system.The Times...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-20/post-and-courier-wins-pulitze
SC lawmakers debate certificate of need program

...Means Committee members said the Statehouse is packed with lobbyists from medical firms vying for their time at every turn."If any of you were not inundated with calls from lobbyists and special interest groups, then you need to probably be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-24/sc-lawmakers-debate-certifica
South Carolina House OKs bill making it easier to build hospitals

...leaving it alive for more than two years lawmakers gave the lobbyists too much time to twist arms.What certificate of need "is...helping a few large hospital conglomerations and a lot of lobbyists here and there," said Merrill, R-Charleston. "It is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-29/south-carolina-house-oks-bill-makin
Merle Temple's novel filled with familiar political characters

...consequences at BellSouth, where some executives and most lobbyists cared only about power and money," the book states...upset, and he upset the Spea ker. Big Jim called in our lobbyists and put our bills on hold. Because of you Michael ? you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-04-25/merle-temples-n
Lobbyists treat PSC like royalty

...about this time, utility lobbyists start stuffing the stockings...Journal-Constitution's analysis of lobbyist disclosure records for the past...comparatively little.A single lobbyist, Terry Hobbs of SCANA Energy...accounts for about 40 percent of lobbyist spending on the PSC since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-07/lobbyists-treat-psc-royalty
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