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Senators consider how to attract, keep teachers in South Carolina

...and strengthening student loan programs as a way to elevate the profession in South Carolina.The newly created Senate Committee on Public School Teachers took testimony Tuesday on how the state can encourage more students to become public school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-19/senators-consider-how-attract-keep-
Attacks on health-care workers, nurses, doctors spark alarm

...their family and even gangs seeking revenge, according to testimony various witnesses gave Tuesday to a House-Senate committee making a study of violence against healthcare workers. Trade associations for hospitals and nurses requested the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-19/attacks-nurses-others-
Incumbents shine in Augusta-area state races

...said Evans and state Democrats dogged him until Election Day about his role in a private probation bill handled by a Senate committee he led. The bill later was vetoed by Gov. Nathan Deal."Everything I did was trying to fix a flawed bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-05/incumbents-shine-augusta
Committee became a forum for small business issues under chairman

...waterways, Kuhlman says.The committee is one of several government advocates for small business, along with the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship and the SBA. Graves has been on the committee since 2001; his term as chairman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/committee-became-forum-sma
High Veterans Affairs turnover prompts outside recruiting

...is a new captain on the ship ? VA Secretary Bob McDonald," said Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. "He is obviously putting together a template for major reform and I think a lot of people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-02/high-veterans-affairs-turnove
US safety agency demands automakers, Takata expand air bag recall to entire nation

...Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. Friedman and others have been summoned to testify before a Senate committee on Thursday.Takata has said that in areas of high humidity, airborne moisture can cause the air bag propellant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-18/us-safety-agency-demands-a
Senate committee wants more chances to erase criminal records

ATLANTA - A Senate committee is recommending the state make it easier for ex-convicts to erase their criminal records and to block landlords, employers and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-07/senate-committee-wants-more-chances
Isakson touts VA overhaul as answer to Augusta's problems

...people to positions within the system that had the same level of pay," said Isakson, a 10-year member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. "That's not discipline. That's not accountability. They have that authority now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-19/isakson-touts-va-overhaul-an
Senate committee favors tuition tax credits

...August under a plan placed in the state budget by a Senate committee Thursday. The Senate's budget writers decided...try again on the floor," Mr. Thomas said. The Senate committee decided Wednesday to ask the state to borrow money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/24/met_226693.shtml
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Georgia Senate committee moves to ban partial-birth abortions

ATLANTA - A key Senate committee Monday unanimously approved a bill banning so-called "partial-birth...ban last year, but it was vetoed by President Clinton. The Senate committee approved the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Terrell Starr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/11/met_205159.shtml
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