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GOP needs an action figure

...wouldn't wonder if he's next.They have themselves to blame. Not in recent political history have their been Republican leaders as tone-deaf to conservative Americans as these two.Voters handed them historic majorities in Congress to push...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-09-30/gop-needs-action-figu
No shutdown: House approves bill to keep government open

...in December.Democrats helped beleaguered House Republican leaders pass the measure by 277-151 ? a lopsided vote...hitting our military and middle class, even the Republican leader agrees," said top Senate Democrat Harry Reid of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-09-30/no-shutdown-house-approves-b
Georgia share of federal spending near bottom

...McCutchen, the president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank well respected among Republican leaders in state government. "We should spend more time encouraging Congress to devolve more programs to the states than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-06/georgia-share-federal-sp
Ga. health care enrollment surpasses 55,000

...Georgia has not expanded its Medicaid program under the ACA to cover low-income adults, he said.Georgia's Republican leaders have rejected that move, saying it would be too costly to the state.People can sign up for health insurance on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-18/ga-health-care-enrollmen
Congress expected to uphold promised veto by President Obama

...Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, declared that he would support the resolution of disapproval that Republican leaders are expected to put to a vote in mid-September.In his statement issued Thursday night, Schumer echoed criticisms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-07/congress-expected-uphold-promised-v
SC Democrats vow to renew push for Medicaid expansion

...will become even more frequent. Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Cayce, said their presence will only solidify opposition.Republican leaders in both chambers said it comes down to money, and events over the past month have not changed their position that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-25/sc-democrats-vow-renew-push-m
Haley signs bill to remove Confederate flag from S.C. Statehouse grounds

...supremacy and racial oppression.Haley moved first, calling lawmakers to vote the flag down. Quickly thereafter, Republican leaders in other states who have long cultivated the votes of Confederate flag supporters announced that Civil War symbols...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-10/haley-signs-bill-remove-confederate
Ga. Senate passes spending plan

...zero votes to spare. Seven Republicans voted against it, and two from Augusta weren't around to vote at all.Republican leaders made last-minute changes to try to win over some votes, including eliminating a proposed $25 annual fee on cars...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-20/ga-senate-passes-spendin
House rejects sending counties $10 million for ice storm cleanup

...the proposal threw the proposed budget out of balance and reflected estimated, rather than actual, costs. But Republican leaders offered to work with the amendment's 28 sponsors on a compromise, which could come later in the budget process...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-03-11/house-rejects-sending-coun
Georgia suffers big drop in federal road funds

...support for that approach among voters, lawmakers have been less willing to embrace an outright increase.Instead, Republican leaders in the House rolled out a plan that converts the existing mish-mash of state and local taxes on gasoline into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-21/georgia-suffers-big-drop-fede