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SC House votes to change local funding formula

...money to counties and other local governments for state functions such as...formula requires the state to give local governments 4.5 percent of the previous...budget. Under that formula, local governments would have shared more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-04/sc-house-votes-change-lo
Augusta Youth Development Campus | The Augusta Chronicle

...Even before Gov. Nathan Deal signs a comprehensive juvenile-justice bill into law this week in Dalton, state and local governments have begun putting the pieces into place. Don't Miss Databases: Search public records data Things to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/augusta-youth-development-campus
Charter a better course

...that most problems plaguing our local government are symptoms of its dysfunctional...as it does in more efficient local governments.Former Augusta Mayor Deke...cyber-warfare operations, local government leaders need to be more nimble...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-03/charter-better-course
A 'Net loss

...necessary for it to function properly.Why else is Obama and his Democrat-controlled FCC trying to encourage state and local governments to get into the broadband business? What a sick joke ? governments taxing ISPs so they can use their own money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-27/net-loss
Regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers

...to investigate if consumers complain that costs are unfair.Also at stake Thursday was Obama's goal of helping local governments build their own fast, cheap broadband. Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wilson, North Carolina, have filed petitions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/regulators-ok-net-neutrali
'It's a never-ending fee'

...several years ago. Columbia County was among the first local governments to adopt a stormwater fee in 2000. The city of North...Stormwater Utility Survey.It's a challenge for local governments to deal with stormwater. It's one of the only major...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-23/its-never-ending-fee
Georgia suffers big drop in federal road funds

...transportation needs. That plan sparked dissent from local government officials, who stood to lose about $500 million...taxes on fuel.Changes made last week would let local governments continue collecting some sales taxes on gas but require...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-21/georgia-suffers-big-drop-fede
Georgia drivers pay $7.9 billion for bad roads, study finds

...approved an amended transportation bill that would allow local governments to continue collecting some sales tax on motor fuel...passed with significant changes aimed at placating local government and school officials unhappy with former versions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-19/georgia-drivers-pay-79-billio
Georgia justice reforms working, report says

...the current system.The first job is to require transparency."Contracts between private probation providers and local governments shall include language requiring the provider to issue an annual report to the local governing authority and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-15/georgia-justice-reform
Counties aren't sure they can trust lawmakers as S.C. House tries to change funding formula

...failing to fully pay for the local government fund. House leaders are unhappy...remains in a House committee.The Local Government Fund's intention 25 years...bargain from counties. The Local Government Fund also was established to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-20/counties-arent-sure-they-can-