Gas tax change would hit out-of-state drivers, House speaker says

...against the transportation plan March 5 in the House. Among those voting no were Majority Leader Larry O'Neal, Majority Whip Matt Ramsey and several committee chairmen."We have, sometimes, different viewpoints, and to say that we have...

Ga. road-funding vote shows split

...didn't hold up. For instance, the bill has the support of the Republican speaker but not the majority leader or majority whip. On the other hand, the Democratic leader did support it.Many legislators voted against it from the three regions...

Republicans consolidate rule in the South

...Rep. Tom Price could end up leading the Budget Committee. Louisiana's Steve Scalise already won a promotion to majority whip, Republicans' No. 3 post in the chamber. Georgia's Rob Woodall leads the Republican Study Committee, the GOP's...

Nation's future bleak

...president lives in a fantasy land, along with Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and our old-guard Republicans in name only.Our future looks very bleak.William ZimmermanHephzibah

GOP sets Ga House leadership

...Jan Jones of Milton, the highest-ranking woman in state government; Majority Leader Larry O'Neal of Bonaire, Majority Whip Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City; Caucus Chairman Matt Hatchett of Dublin; Vice Chairman Sam Teasley of Marietta and...

Who will pay the freight?

...full-time jobs?President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, et al., think they simply need to keep raising taxes to pay for all of the government "handouts...

In defense of Lee Anderson -- our country is at stake

...needs you, now more than ever. (The writer is an attorney; a former Columbia County Commission chairman; a former majority whip in the Georgia House of Representatives; and currently representative-elect State House District 121 in Columbia...

Bill would allow parents to turn schools to charter schools

...which includes just 60 of the House's 180 members, often aligns with teachers' lobby.Lindsey, whose position as majority whip makes him the No. 4-ranking House Republican, was insistent that school boards should have the final say over the...

Analysis: Augusta lawmakers regaining lost seniority

...Fleming, R-Harlem, is back after giving up his seat in an unsuccessful bit for Congress. While he is no longer House majority whip, he and Harbin still have the connections and political skills developed after years in power. Both have relative...

Senators split on letting local voters decide

...polled Republican voters in Gwinnett County who overwhelmingly told him they wanted to vote on it locally.Senate Majority Whip Cecil Staton, R-Macon, said he expected to poll GOP senators informally on the issue. Caucus votes are carried...

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