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Ga. lawmakers question lottery payouts to HOPE scholarships

...Over the summer, Cowsert and other senators received copies of a state audit conducted on behalf of the Senate Appropriations Committee showing that while Georgia's is one of the largest state-run lotteries, it transferred the second-lowest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-15/ga-lawmakers-question-lo
UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

...not want to upend their July 14 deal, and will see the December report as closing the books on the issue.Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee chairman Lindsey Graham, a Republican presidential hopeful, last week asked for "any and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2015-08-19/un-let-iran-inspect-alleged-n
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
Marijuana industry's attempt to join federal banking system rejected by regulators

...allowing pot business to claim business deductions currently off-limits to them.And earlier this month, the Senate Appropriations Committee to amend a Financial Services spending bill to let banks provide financial services to state-legalized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-31/marijuana-industrys-attemp
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
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
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
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