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The 'M' word: Why aren't more politicians talking about our money?

...about our money. Now is a good time to take the mayor pro tem up on his offer. Corey Johnson, who was a vocal proponent...anyone is talking about, but they should be. And the mayor pro tem should be leading the conversation.But, he won't and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-10-25/m-word-why-arent
Rants & Raves

...disappointment. I hope the black Augusta Commission members double-cross him in Smith's vote-trading scheme to become mayor pro tem. IT'S TOO BAD Hardie Davis doesn't feel addressing the Augusta-Richmond County Consolidation Act is important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-14/rants-raves
Unanimous commission vote defeats excise tax proposal

...business-friendly climate in Augusta. Commissioner Bill Lockett, who spoke out in favor, was absent Tuesday as was Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson. The vote was 8-0."We are blessed with a great sheriff's department and a great manufacturing base...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-07/excise-tax-defeated
Rants & Raves

...soul so you can bring your pawn onto the city commission to represent District 7 and you can don the silver crown of mayor pro tem. And what does the downtown gang get in return? Your two votes so they can reinstate the excise tax, ram the stormwater...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-02/rants-raves
Across South Carolina

...leadership, the more likely it is that person's focus shifts from doing his job to preserving his job," said Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville.The recommendation was among 10 Lucas made before a 17-member panel he created to consider...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-23/across-south-carolina
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspends himself from office

...conduct any official duties while he faces charges. Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville, immediately steps up as speaker...race as "Lucas' to lose.""He's been a good speaker pro tem. He has command of the chamber and lets everybody speak...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-11/south-carolina-house-spe
SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell on misconduct charges related to campaign money violations

...the outcome.Rep. Jim Merrill, R-Charleston, suggested Harrell step aside from his leadership post and let Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas make those decisions. Lucas, R-Hartsville, did not immediately return messages.Others calling for Harrell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-10/sc-house-speaker-bobby
Across the region

...Sept. 11 after his indictment on nine misdemeanor charges. Lucas has been the chamber's second in command as speaker pro tem since 2010.GOP Reps. Kenny Bingham of Cayce and Jim Merrill of Charleston also were asking colleagues to support them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-30/across-region
Olens: Closed-door talk on interim commission appointment violates law

...dealings, tying the appointment to votes on hiring an administrator, naming Super District 10 Commissioner Grady Smith mayor pro tem next year and on whether to impose a new energy excise tax on manufacturers, in calling for public hearings.Neither...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-28/olens-closed-door-talk-i
Commissioners likely to move ahead on District 7 appointment despite neighborhood group's complaints

...energy used by manufacturers or making Grady Smith mayor pro tem next year. Members of the alliance ? a group of residents...if the appointment is part of a deal to make him mayor pro tem or help with other commission decisions, Smith said he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-25/commissioners-likely-mov