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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
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

...payroll. UC said it also expects contractors will pass some of the cost of higher wages onto the university.The Republican leader of the California Assembly criticized the university's plan to extend the higher wage to outside contractors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-propos
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
House revives Obama's 'fast-track' trade push

...however. They voted to kill the assistance program in order to derail fast track.The rebuke of Obama forced Republican leaders to repackage the trade legislation and try again.That worked as the House passed the new bill, which dealt solely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-18/house-revives-obamas-fast-
Parkinson's won't stop him, Isakson says

...Peach State Politics for four decades. In the 1980s, his colleagues in the state legislature elected him House Republican leader during four of his seven terms in the General Assembly. He lost a bid for governor in 1990 and for the U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-14/parkinsons-wont-stop-him
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
Conservative group seeks to end death penalty

...of a national conservative group was at the Capitol Thursday calling for the end of the death penalty.However, Republican leaders discounted any possibility of capital punishment's repeal in Georgia soon.Kelly Gissendaner is slated for lethal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-19/conservative-group-see
Defiant Obama vetoes Keystone XL oil pipeline bill

...fanfare, in contrast to the televised ceremony Republican leaders staged earlier this month when they signed the bill...stating that climate change is real and not a hoax. Republican leaders in Congress delayed sending the bill to the White...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-24/defiant-obama-vetoes-keystone-xl-oi