Augusta Commission holds off on tax increase

...mills short of Augusta's tax cap under this year's calculations, Williams said. The cap was imposed on the local government decades ago and is now incorporated into state law.Opposing the increase were commissioners Wayne Guilfoyle, Mary...

Augusta Commission set to approve $9 million tax increase

...the standard homestead exemption, would be the largest Richmond County has seen in a decade. The last time the local government raised the mill rate by more than a quarter percent was in 2006, when a 1-mill hike went to law enforcement.Some...

Augusta Commission calls off search for administrator after failure to reach consensus on finalists

...closed doors.Educated at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rodriguez has a 25-year career in local government, including positions in Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C., and with the International City-County Management...

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...

Augusta might be close to naming city administrator

...Institute of Technology and a 25-year veteran of many local government jobs, Oscar Rodriguez said he and his wife planned...roots elsewhere, and Augusta, where stability in local government is the norm, is appealing "for someone like me...

Is racism the problem in Augusta's government? No -- it's everything but

...on whether racism exists in local government. I held forth with Metro Courier...personal attacks. Even our local government lurches from problem to problem...the way.No, the problem in local government is not racism. It's about...

Augusta Commission searches for consensus on candidates for city administrator

...town manager of Taos, N.M., who has held many local government titles over a 30-year career; and Steve Layson...years as assistant city manager there."In the local government profession, people are people and budgets are budgets...

Obama bans discrimination against federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender

...impact on non-discrimination policies in federal hiring and contracting.Obama said 18 states and more than 200 local governments already ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, as well as a majority of Fortune 500 companies...

Legislators look at simplifying Georgia alcohol rules

...Karen Bremer, a lobbyist for the Georgia Restaurant Association, says there is plenty of confusion to be resolved. Local governments apply the law differently in different parts of the state, she said, and that can complicate matters for restaurant...

German's fans welcome World Cup champions home

...getting in on the act, with Germany's large contingent of players from Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich heading for the Bavarian capital after the Berlin celebrations. Bayern and the local government planned a reception at the airport.