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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
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
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