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Senate kills $237 million bill to borrow

...of Haley's criticism of the chambers' bonding packages has been over their committee approval process.Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler called his amendment a more reasoned approach. If the House agrees to it, the committee - made up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-12/senate-kills-237-million-bill-borro
Senate Republicans offer another plan to fix SC roads

...which raises more money for highways and also cuts income taxes more substantially than the plan passed by the House.Majority Leader Harvey Peeler was surrounded by 19 of the Senate's 27 other Republicans as he announced the proposal, but conspicuously...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-07/senate-republicans-offer
If Republicans win in 2016, look out

...don't see a heavyweight in that group. I would go after one who has shown his stuff and mettle, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or House Speaker John Boehner. Proven quality. The GOP-controlled Congress recently put out their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-23/if-republicans-win-2016-
Bottom line

...unprofessional and inappropriate utterances we've ever heard from a sitting U.S. senator and former Senate majority leader.The Nevada Democrat called his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell "a lump of coal," and then proceeded to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-17/bottom-line
Road-funding bill suffers defeat in SC Senate

...and Manufacturers Alliance are among those calling on legislators to address South Carolina's roads now.Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler, R-Gaffney, urged senators to give him more time to work toward a compromise with Republican senators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-30/road-funding-bill-suffers-def
House, Senate advance bills on police body cameras

...is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. Hutto said that's generally thought to mean inside homes.House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville, said House members' larger objective was to advance something to the floor in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-21/house-senate-advance-bills-police-b
Black lawmakers celebrate legislative gains

...revenues.Senate Minority Whip Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, Democratic Caucus Chair Horacena Tate, D-Atlanta, Senate Majority Leader Steve Henson, D-Tucker, and Sen. David Lucas, D-Macon, called the DOT board resolution approved last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-20/black-lawmakers-celebrat
Poll favors Ga. governor, lawmakers

...political analyst.One factor in their favor is the absence of the gridlock that plagues Congress, according to Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert, R-Athens. Lawmakers of both parties like the Republican governor because he is willing to hear their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-02/poll-favors-ga-governor-
Harry Reid won't seek re-election

...on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.Reid, 75, lost his role as majority leader - the Senate's top job - when November's elections swept the Republicans into control. He suffered a personal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-27/harry-reid-wont-seek-re-elec
Nicklaus receives Congressional Gold Medal

...Children's Health Care Foundation, which recently pledged $60 million to the Miami Children's Health System.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Nicklaus had a brush with polio as a teenager.McConnell said that as a fellow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-03-24/nicklaus-receives-congressio