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Ga. food stamp/ drug test fight looms

...taxpayer dollars to subsidize illegal drug use.In a House hearing while the bill was being considered, state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) questioned Morris on the "reasonable suspicion" standard. "How is a caseworker going to define...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-26/ga-food-stamp-drug-test-
Ga. lawmakers tell child advocates not to expect much

...controversy. McKoon will introduce a bill to allow students to read inspirational messages in school, and Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Atlanta, is sponsoring a bill to transfer a child-oversight panel from one agency to another.Weldon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-10/ga-lawmakers-tell-child-
Ga. considers vast justice reform

...capacity."How much can be passed in 2012 and how much can be implemented, I'm not certain," said state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, a Decatur Democrat who served on the council with Shigley. "But we'll have a very strong beginning in 2012...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-11-25/ga-considers-vast-justice-re
Ralston, Cagle valued cooperation during session

...had imposed. He exhibited a bipartisan tendency by spending hours crafting an ethics bill with Democratic Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver of Atlanta. And he used gentle humor while presiding.It was in his dealings with Perdue and Cagle that the results...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-05-09/ralston-cagle-valued-cooperat
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Perdue looks at partisan judicial races

...judges from having to declare a political ideology. "Partisan judicial elections is a terrible idea," said Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, a former chair of the House Judiciary Committee. "The Republicans want to step backward in terms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/24/met_454078.shtml
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Child support payment formula won't be set soon

...lawmakers, three superior court judges, one appeals court judge and seven people from the general public. Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, said the governor should make his appointments wisely. "The governor has an obligation to appoint...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/01/met_451841.shtml
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House passes child support change

...the bill will clog Georgia's courts with parents seeking to refile their existing child support orders. Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, noted that there is no way to gauge what the overall effect of the bill will be. HB 221 calls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/11/met_447015.shtml
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House will vote on child support formula

...a good public policy for the state of Georgia," said Judiciary Chairman Wendell Willard, R-Atlanta. Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, was one of two lawmakers who voted against sending the bill forward. Ms. Oliver, a family law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/09/met_446817.shtml
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Republicans have a different ethics view

...who's in control," he said. Democrats are even more blunt. "They want to protect their perks," said Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, who has suggested a cap on candidate transfers, plus lower limits on some campaign contributions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/21/met_444093.shtml
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Child support measure starts heated debate

...payments reconfigured. "I don't know a realistic way the courthouses would assume this burden," said Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, the former head of the House Judiciary Committee and a family law attorney for more than two decades...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/13/met_442698.shtml
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