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Early voting to begin in sales tax referendum

...understanding about the tax."People just don't generally understand how it works and what the restrictions are," she said. "State law largely regulates how the money can be used ? only for capital projects, for instance."After hearing "tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-11/early-voting-begin-sales
Civic boosters speak out for SPLOST 7

...center. "If we are going to continue to be in the entertainment business, we need to build a new arena," Usry said.State laws govern what local governments can do to promote a sales tax, primarily restricting the use of public funding to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-08/civic-boosters-speak-out
SC Senate panel advances medical marijuana bill

...disorder."This puts South Carolina in the position of approving a crude street drug to treat almost anything," said State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel, who called the bill one of the worst he's seen in his four decades in law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-24/sc-senate-panel-advances-medi
South Carolina judge sides with 'robo-calls'

...dismissed, Cahaly filed a lawsuit claiming that his constitutional right to free speech had been violated.Childs said state law unfairly singles out political speech, noting the state attorney general previously had interpreted the law to allow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-24/sc-judge-sides-robo-calls
Man bilked in Masters ticket deal

...Road, leading to his arrest. The circumstances surrounding King's arrest weren't immediately available, Gay said.State law requires buyers and sellers to maintain a buffer zone of 2,700 feet of Augusta National Golf Club in order to complete...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-11/man-bilked-masters-tic
Judge denies Vidalia onion rules

...The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Fulton County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright ruled last week. She said state law gives Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black authority over packaging rules but does not allow him to decide when the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-24/judge-denies-vidalia-onion
Audit: Kay Allen withheld money from county, other agencies

...in checking account interest from three accounts had not been returned to the proper taxing authorities, auditors said.State law states that tax commissioners are required each week to turn over "county taxes including, but not limited to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-18/audit-kay-allen-withheld
Top stories of 2014: SPLOST 7 fails at polls

...because commission, (and other) elected officials would be on the ballot, and give time for public meetings," he said.State laws now prohibit calling a special election just for a SPLOST, and require governments to wait a year after a SPLOST...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-29/top-stories-2014-splost-
Attorney General Wilson correcting campaign filings back to 2010 after questions

...same cycle. One of the $3,500 donations from Hall & Bowers should have been applied to Wilson's 2010 debt, he said.State law allows a donor to apply a contribution to a candidate's debt from a previous election cycle, as long as the debt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-17/attorney-general-wilson-
Judge tosses case against SC House speaker

...made regarding ethics allegations against Gov. Nikki Haley, a former House member.In Monday's ruling, Manning said state law requires the ethics panel to be the first to consider such a case and that it was improper to take the issue to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-12/judge-tosses-case-against-sc-