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On heels of $700,000 lawsuit, Deal wants overhaul of ethics agency

...five members are appointed by the governor, one by the Georgia Legislature's speaker of the House and one by the Senate Committee on Assignments.But Deal will call for a new 12-member commission, he told reporters after a speech on the University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-07/heels-700000-lawsuit-deal-wan
Ga. panel OKs medical marijuana bill

...parents and physicians.Under the Senate committee version of the bill, children...medicine in the future."The Senate committee version of the bill was written...non-smoking derivatives.The Senate committee also tacked onto the marijuana...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-13/ga-panel-oks-medical-mar
Drug testing bill moves closer to passage

...R-Vidalia, passed the House last week.Morris told the Senate committee the bill does not mandate drug testing for all food...bill, but I'm sure it will be challenged."The Senate committee Monday also approved HB 899, a bill sponsored by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-11/drug-testing-bill-moves-
E-cig marketing bill upsets some

...legislation defines a child as "an individual who is under the age of 18 years."The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and, if passed, would permit the Federal Trade Commission to determine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-02/e-cig-marketing-bill-upsets-s
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
Second Republican jumps into SC superintendent's race

...ability to set their own standards.Legislation to block implementation of Common Core in South Carolina died in a Senate committee in 2012. Bills introduced last year in the House and Senate have gone nowhere."If we can't do it through the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-01-17/second-republi
Jackson becomes Fred Russell fan, slams mayoral field

...HEAR NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL: Davis and Sen. Jesse Stone, R-Waynesboro, were members of a state Senate committee that is recommending the state make it easier for ex-convicts to erase their criminal records and to block landlords...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-01-11/jackson-becomes
Georgia state Sen. Don Balfour acquitted

...Republican Caucus.Senate Majority Leader Ronnie Chance said Balfour was reinstated to the Senate Republican Caucus. The Senate Committee on Assignments met Thursday and appointed Balfour as chairman of the Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-12-19/georgia-state-sen-don-ba
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson condemns Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center deaths

...hospital's botched gastrointestinal program is a "tragedy in need of thorough investigation."Isakson, a member of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, said his staff has begun coordinating efforts with Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., to have a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-12-13/us-sen-johnny-isakson-co
Senator questioned JFK probe

...rose to great power and responsibility in Washington. He was chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services for 14 years, then chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the last two years of his life.Some of Russell's papers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-11-12/senator-questioned-jfk