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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
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
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
Don't move this Stone

...from District 23, Stone has authored or cosponsored more than 80 pieces of Senate legislation. He sits on five Senate committees. Professionally, he's managing partner of a law firm with offices in two cities. The last political office he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-20/dont-move-stone
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
Georgia lawmaker describes a 'screwed-up mess'

ATLANTA -- A handful of House and Senate committees holding an unusual joint meeting Thursday learned that expert opinion is divided about the possible impact on the state's economy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-26/georgia-lawmaker-describ
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-
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
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