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Senate approves budget

...indicates the willingness of the Senate to work together." But it indicated something else, said Sen. David Thomas, R-Fountain Inn. "There's no money. There's no money," he repeated. "What's there to fight about?" The budget debate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/27/met_340844.shtml
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Senators spar on gas tax plan

...III." When the bill comes up for debate, it will fall prey to a host of challenges, said Sen. David Thomas, R-Fountain Inn. "You are going to have filibusters at every turn," he said. Senate Majority Leader Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/13/met_453039.shtml
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Senate probe: SC gov broke law on state travel

...Legislators can consider sanctions against Sanford ranging from demanding reimbursement to impeachment, said Thomas, R-Fountain Inn. "It could be perceived, if it's significant enough and a case can be made of it, to constitute a case for possible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/11/met_543952.shtml
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Fire marshals want more authority to enforce codes

...they will discount rates to buildings with sprinklers. But in a meeting full of surprises, Sen. David Thomas, R-Fountain Inn, seemed most shocked to find out that some fire inspectors lack the power to actually enforce the fire code because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/12/met_404317.shtml
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Conduct handbook causes stir among prisoners

...prison systems' 20,500 inmates. They were distributed at Dutchman two days before Christmas. Sen. David Thomas, R-Fountain Inn, the Senate Corrections Committee chairman who has been vocally opposed to Mr. Moore's plan to eliminate pay for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/03/met_220000.shtml
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Hurtful hypocrisy

...violated state law, which requires the cheapest travel possible. One legislator, state Sen. David Thomas, R-Fountain Inn, even said a case for impeachment is possible. That seems a bit extreme; travel violations could be handled just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/12/edi_544092.shtml
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Inmate TV choices may be limited

...pass. "You can't sit around and watch movies all day long," said Senate Corrections Chairman David Thomas, R-Fountain Inn. "They're getting all their meals free, all their medicals free, everything free of charge. The only thing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/23/met_205739.shtml
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Man wants high court to overturn urine sale conviction

...the sale of urine, passed after Curtis had a series of highly publicized arguments with state Sen. David Thomas, R-Fountain Inn. "I think we've got a fantastic case," Curtis said by phone last week. "Whether we can get justice in a highly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/21/met_397910.shtml
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Statehouse protesters push for tobacco tax

...ratio "is a deal that even a conservative Republican like me can get excited about," said Sen. David Thomas, R-Fountain Inn. "It's absolutely unbelievable that anybody would think about not funding Medicaid," Mr. Smith said. The Senate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/25/met_340499.shtml
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Sanford blasts inquiry into his travel record

...lawmaker's political ambitions were fueling a probe by the budget subcommittee that Mr. Thomas leads. Mr. Thomas, R-Fountain Inn, is running for the U.S. House. But Mr. Thomas said Mr. Sanford has brought it all on himself. "It's his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/28/met_546039.shtml
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