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S.C. Senate takes up road funding bill at last

...some Republicans oppose any gas tax hike. Democrats, meanwhile, oppose tying the road bill to an income tax cut.Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia, said the proposal would give a big tax break to the wealthy, while poor people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-27/sc-senate-takes-road-funding-bill-l
Overtime

...organization after receiving considerable backlash from gay rights groups, Clemson students and South Carolina House minority leader Todd Rutherford.The Palmetto Family Council planned to honor Swinney and "South Carolina defenders of religious liberty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-27/overtime
House, Senate advance bills on police body cameras

...using the cameras ? estimated to number 20. Legislators could then create statewide policies next year.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, voted for the bill but criticized it as wasting time."We're past that," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-21/house-senate-advance-bills-police-b
Harry Reid won't seek re-election

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced this morning he will not run for another term in 2016, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-27/harry-reid-wont-seek-re-elec
Governor Deal's plan for failing schools moves to statewide vote in 2016

...I think that we need to think logically about this situation in giving the governor the ultimate power."House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams said she respects Deal's approach but believes the constitutional amendment is too broad. Details...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-25/governor-deals-plan-failing-sch
SC House kills bond plan, approves budget

...on a Facebook page."Haley has criticized the borrowing package as running up the state's credit card.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said that analogy is wrong. Financing bonds is akin to a mortgage, and floating debt is part of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-12/sc-house-kills-bond-plan
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
Law enforcement agencies continue to close racial gap

...community members), they realize that we're being earnest and they might want to be part of that."Having a minority leader doesn't hurt, said Seth Stoughton, a former police officer and an assistant professor of law at the University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-27/law-enforcement-agenci
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
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