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Many of Deal's top aides, executive branch officials get pay raises

...Hutchins, an Atlanta Public Schools bus driver who could lose health insurance benefits with the proposal.Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson cast the raises as incorporating into government the worst abuses of the private sector in an era of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-28/many-deals-top-aides-executiv
Sensible support

...Georgia; G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina; Charles Rangel of New York and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., won't commit to attending in March, but told reporters she hoped the speech "doesn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-18/sensible-support
Gov. Nathan Deal seeks backing for school takeover plan

...Democrats will roll out an alternative plan this week. House Democrats are taking a wait-and-see approach, including Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, of Atlanta. Abrams said in an interview Friday that she wouldn't comment on the proposal, introduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-15/gov-nathan-deal-seeks-ba
Haley insists SC can afford to cut income taxes

...crisis during the downturn.South Carolina is still digging out from those deep, recession-era cuts, said Senate Minority Leader Nikki Set zler, D-West Columbia.The state is sending public colleges $300 million less than it did in 2008...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-23/haley-insists-sc-can-aff
Haley's gas tax offer would cost state millions in revenue

...the GOP caucus will back Haley's tax-cut proposal."We're trying to see if it's doable," he said.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, said the idea makes no sense."We know we've got a hole to fill. According to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-22/haleys-gas-tax-offer-would-co
Pope's address to US Congress will be historic

...forward to receiving his message on behalf of the American people," Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a written statement that she looks forward to "hearing his call to live our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-02-06/popes-address-us-congres
Re-elected Georgia Democratic Party chairman promises presidential relevance after 2014 losses

...Rockdale County Tax Commissioner RJ Hadley, 141-92 in results announced by the party.Porter, a former House minority leader, was elected party chairman in a 2013 special election after then-chair Mike Berlon stepped down citing personal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-31/re-elected-georgia-democ
South Carolina Gov. Haley OK with gas-tax increase if income tax cut, DOT retooled

...500-mile system is the nation's fourth largest, funded largely by one of the nation's lowest gas taxes.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said Haley's plan doesn't address the infrastructure problem, as it cuts state revenue for other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-22/south-carolina-gov-haley-ok-g
Haley: 'My dreams for South Carolina know no bounds'

...disclose her former work for an engineering firm with state contracts because the law didn't require it.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford called ethics legislation a red herring."It won't change a single thing. It's not going to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-14/haley-my-dreams-south-ca
Gov. Nathan Deal sworn in for second term

...clamoring for a bigger piece of the state's budget.Deal will deliver his State of the State address Wednesday.House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams said she and other Democrats will be paying close attention to the details of any proposal related to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-12/gov-nathan-deal-sworn-second