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Privatizing the storage of nuclear plants' used fuel is worth pursuing

...since the 1980s. THE SENATE Appropriations Committee has approved a bipartisan-backed...senior members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. INSTEAD OF PURSUING...MEASURE approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee would give private companies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-06-28/privatizing-stor
Government debt to become more transparent

...rating agencies renewed the state's top rating for the 25th year, notes Sen. Jack Hill, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee."Analysts cited Georgia's conservative fiscal management, replenishment of reserves, moderate debt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-22/government-debt-become-m
Staff cuts take a toll on IRS tax enforcement efforts, agency watchdog says

...domestic agencies equal to the almost $40 billion increase Republicans want to give to the military.The Senate Appropriations Committee, meanwhile, will devote much of Thursday to debate on a $31 billion spending bill slashing the Environmental...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-17/staff-cuts-take-toll-irs-t
Georgia working to convince Volvo to build plant here

...became known during the session. The strongest hint came late Tuesday when the chairmen of the House and Senate appropriations committees explained to their colleagues the changes to next year's budget coming out of a conference committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-02/georgia-working-convince-v
Bad health care news for school workers

...bus drivers and cafeteria workers.DCH Commissioner Clyde Reese, speaking Tuesday to the joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee, cited a "fairly large deficit" that the state incurs for covering these school workers. He put the figure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/bad-health-care-news-sch
Lawmakers give doctors Medicaid boost

...millions of dollars into the state budget for a pay raise to deliver services to Medicaid patients.The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a budget that awards $5.9 million in state funds for a Medicaid pay raise to ob/gyns, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-19/lawmakers-give-doctors-m
Enrollment drop plagues Georgia colleges

...chancellor of the University System of Georgia, presented the list last week to a joint meeting of the House and Senate appropriations committees along with a warning."Quite frankly, the competition for students is so fierce we have grave concerns...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-25/enrollment-drop-plagues-g
Pay hike sought for college faculty

...building maintenance, pay raises and new construction, Chancellor Hank Huckaby told members of the House and Senate appropriations committees Tuesday.Faculty have had just one raise in six years, leaving them behind what they could earn in neighboring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/pay-hike-sought-college-
Georgia revenues not enough for big projects

...years and fund new initiatives, but didn't offer any specifics.Monday, the chairmen of the House and Senate appropriations committees said in separate interviews that not much money will be available for starting big projects."Healthcare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-11/georgia-revnues-not-enou
Georgia roads: Bad, getting worse

...debt-service idea, it has its critics.Sen. Horacena Tate, D-Atlanta, is one of them. A member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, she said Friday that she's ready to stand in the way of the proposal because of what it would do to the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-09/georgia-roads-bad-gettin