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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
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
Pay for Ga. correctional officers trails South

...turnover in the state's Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice. Lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee sought the audit."I'm concerned about the turnover and I'm concerned about the low pay," Juvenile...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-01-04/pay-ga-correctional-officers
Georgia lawmakers have 3 days left

...The most watched conference committee is the one dealing with the budget. The chairmen of the House and Senate appropriations committees both say there are few disagreements, largely because there isn't much money to fight over.Other major...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-23/georgia-lawmakers-have-3
Despite reports, no decision yet on furlough reduction

...cuts in the fiscal 2013 defense budget. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a defense spending bill...expected to go up for a full vote before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.The House of Representatives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-31/despite-reports-no-decision-y
Ga. panel considers easing school regulations

...still ahead, revising the formula in state law for how schools are funded. The chairman of the House and Senate appropriations committees have that assignment and are expected to begin public meetings later this summer.They'll make the year-end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-06-06/ga-panel-considers-easing
Corps of Engineers' report wakeup call; nation needs to develop vision for ports, Sen. Lindsey Graham says

...port infrastructure to compete with the Middle East and China," said Graham, a member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. "We either get our act together or we lose market share."The corps report that was requested by Congress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-07-21/corps-engineers-report-wakeup