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Experts say Jason Carter's school funding model untested

...and then convince lawmakers and voters to amend the state's Constitution ? requiring a 2/3 vote from a Republican Legislature. Carter has told education groups he also would focus on teacher training and retention.Deal blasted Carter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-10
Bill not about local races

...attorney general of Georgia, along with the secretary of state ? based on previous legislation urged by the Republican Legislature and introduced by Republican Barbara Sims ? moved the nonpartisan elections to May 20. I believe this was a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-05-02/bill-not-about-local-rac
Who's on the wrong track?

...re-election of state Rep. Earnest Smith. The Chronicle opposed many of them.Despite all the efforts of a Republican legislature to redistrict U.S. Rep. John Barrow, including removing Savannah from the 12th District and adding more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2012-11-09/whos-wrong-track
Rants and Raves

...about the "stimulus money" and the Washington dictates on how it could be spent was absolutely right. The Republican Legislature ignored future state budgets and insisted that Sanford accept all of Obama's "gift." This money has never...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-06-14/rants-and-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
Rejecting voter ID law was right

...document that Republicans and The Chronicle seem to have forgotten about. The voter ID law Sue Burmeister and the Republican Legislature crafted is not to encourage voting, but to discourage it. It is a negative philosophy that leads them downhill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/22/let_14319.shtml
Letters
Hopes for 2K2

...In what's shaping up as a hardship year, bipartisan cooperation between Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges and the Republican legislature in this election year on such contentious issues as prioritizing the budget, improving education and agreeing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/01/op_330739.shtml
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Is Barnes beatable?

...or communities of interest: "Do they criticize the process in Virginia, where the Republican governor and Republican legislature placed 12 to 18 Democratic incumbents together, including the former speaker of the House and majority leader...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/31/met_330265.shtml
Metro
Redistricting carries local implications

...county to get a new House district. The redrawing of the political landscape, controlled by the majority-Republican Legislature, must be approved by Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges. It also must be approved by the U.S. Justice Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/14/met_318628.shtml
Metro
Redistricting carries local implications

...county to get a new House district. The redrawing of the political landscape, controlled by the majority-Republican Legislature, must be approved by Democratic Gov. Jim Hodges. It also must be approved by the U.S. Justice Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/13/met_318445.shtml
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Legislature could appoint replacement

...Constitution states that the legislature "may" empower the executive to make temporary appointments. Why would a Republican legislature empower the present executive to do this? I doubt if previous legislatures could bind the present legislature...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/01/op_310354.shtml
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