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Rants & Raves

...global warming, Harry Reid applies himself to changing the Washington Redskins name, Sen. Claire McKaskell and a Senate committee calls Dr. Oz to Washington to reprimand him for his recommendation of diet pills. The Mideast is in shambles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-30/rants-raves
PBS looks at Nixon's resignation through prism of 'The Dick Cavett Show'

...Nixon aides John Ehrlichman, Alexander Haig, G. Gordon Liddy and Jeb Magruder, as well as several members of the Senate committee investigating the case.Cavett's show even taped a special edition from the room where the Senate hearings were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2014-07-03/pbs-looks-nixons-resignation
NCAA Presi­dent Mark Emmert calls for 'scholarships for life'

WASHINGTON - NCAA Presi dent Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-09/ncaa-presi-dent-mark-emme
Official: Augusta VA not involved in recent investigation

...agency's Phoenix hospital that led to 40 veteran deaths.Last week, Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin told a Senate committee at least 10 new allegations of manipulated waiting times and other problems have been identified within the VA. On...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-22/official-augusta-va-not-invo
A valid veto

...provisions that could have prevented abusive tactics or increased public accountability were stripped from the bill in a Senate committee headed by Sen. Jesse Stone, R-Waynesboro, a state court judge candidate who has political ties to the private...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-06/valid-veto
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
Senator received support from probation firm owner, bondsmen group

Less than a week before a Senate committee stripped a bill of provisions that limited the fees private probation companies can charge, the owner of such a firm wrote a letter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-18/senator-received-suppo
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-
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