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Transportation funding critics getting noticed, not heard

...phase-out of sales taxes on gasoline purchases used by cities, counties and school systems. And he's aware of tea-party leaders who reject the plan as a tax increase ? even if the phase out lessens the effect on motorists' wallets.However...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-05/transportation-funding-critic
Georgia lawmaker lashes out at transportation funding bill critics

...phase out of sales taxes on gasoline purchases used by cities, counties and school systems. And he's aware of tea-party leaders who reject the plan as a tax increase -- even if the phase out lessens the impact on motorists' billfolds.But he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-05/ga-lawmaker-lashes-out-t
Re-elected Georgia Democratic Party chairman promises presidential relevance after 2014 losses

...ultimately bowed out, but said in a statement this month that Democrats "want a new strategic direction" in Georgia.Members of the Georgia Republican Party plans to choose their party leaders during a state convention in May in Athens.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-31/re-elected-georgia-democ
Tea party faithful to hear from potential presidential candidates at South Carolina convention

...much excitement here, such hope that we can go in a different direction," said Gerri McDaniel, a Myrtle Beach tea party leader who helped organize the three-day convention that opened Saturday.About 1,500 attendees from 28 states are to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-17/tea-party-faithful-hear-
Georgia's new faces in Congress should brace for many challenges

...Washington changes them. Washington is a frustrating place, particularly for freshmen lawmakers. Power is wielded by party leaders; committee and subcommittee chairmen and chairwomen; and ranking members. A freshman's lack of influence can lead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-03/georgias-new-fac
Georgia Democrats debate future after '14 losses

...000 unregistered black voters and 200,000 unregistered Latino voters. Both are difficult to do, and nearly every party leader says the party can't focus on one over the other.Reed, who serves on the executive committee of the Democratic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-11-29/georgia-democrats-debate-future
South Carolina to weigh special election for Bobby Harrell's seat

...Tuesday's election by seeking a special election."Any such effort would be a misguided attempt to replace a disgraced party leader in defiance of South Carolina law," Harrison said in a statement.But Charleston County GOP chairman John Steinberger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-29/south-carolina-weigh-spe
AP is in fantasy world

...control of the Senate, an AP story began by saying both parties had to overcome "voters' displeasure with their party leaders ... as glum Americans expressed little faith that either side could get the U.S. back on course." When the national...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-16/ap-fantasy-world
Georgia roads: Bad, getting worse

...nothing's off the table."The study committee has a bumpy road ahead, as its first meeting last week showed when Tea Party leaders renewed their opposition to any type of tax increase."I don't think there is one silver bullet for any of these...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-09/georgia-roads-bad-gettin
Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

...from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a titan of the Washington establishment. But he also garnered backing from tea party leaders and Karen Handel, the tea party favorite who finished third in the May primary.Kingston, 59, ran as an 11-term...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-22/perdue-defeats