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Senate panel advances bill boosting VA firing powers

...year that gave the VA secretary firing authority over senior executives.Under the bill passed this week by the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, the secretary would also have the power to fire any delinquent employee in the department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-23/senate-panel-advances-bill-b
U.S. Sen Isakson reports Fort Gordon adding small number of troops while other installations prepare for large losses

...Ga. will lose 3,400 soldiers and Fort Stewart near Savannah will lose 950. Isakson, who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, was briefed on the state's losses during a phone call with McHugh.Isakson vowed to fight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-08/us-sen-isakson-reports-fort-
Road funding bill dead in South Carolina for this year

...got lost, he pointed toward the Senate chamber. "Between here and the hall," said Simrill, R-Rock Hill.A Senate committee trying to find a way to raise more money for roads Wednesday spent most of its time trying to place blame on Haley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-03/road-funding-bill-dead-s
Sentinel named in 14th civil rights lawsuit

...national debate about the use of private probation services, one covered by national media and a recent U.S. Senate committee meeting.In the federal lawsuit filed in Brunswick, attorney John "Jack" Long again challenges the constitutionality...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-22/sentinel-named-14th-ci
Senate Republicans offer another plan to fix SC roads

...congressional districts and one at-large ? and those members would choose a leader for the agency. A joint House and Senate committee would decide whether the nominees were qualified, and the Senate would have to confirm them.The Senate Republicans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-07/senate-republicans-offer
Parkinson's won't stop him, Isakson says

...before in my political career, and I couldn't be happier about that," he said, noting that he serves on five Senate committees and is the only Republican chairing two of them.Gov. Nathan Deal confirmed that."In the 35 years that I've...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-14/parkinsons-wont-stop-him
South Carolina Senate panel's debate on roads could predict floor fight

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Senate committee replaced a bill to get more money for South Carolina roads with its own version Tuesday, but not before a surprising and testy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-28/south-carolina-senate-pa
Vaccine bill frightening

...was opposed. It was heartbreaking to hear story after story of vaccine injury both to children and adults.The Senate Committee on Health obviously had made up their minds how to vote before hearing the testimony. Most ignored the pleas of families...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-10/vaccine-bill-frightening
Proposal would cut time for suing over Georgia workplace injuries

...under legislation that a joint legislative panel considered Monday.In an uncommon joint meeting of the House and Senate committees on insurance and labor, the lawmakers heard a proposal to cut from five years down to two the length of time workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-30/proposal-would-cut-time-su
Ga. Senate committee passes medical marijuana bill

...and sickle cell anemia. The Senate committee deleted fibromyalgia but left...Unterman, the chairwoman of the Senate committee, had to warn the packed hearing...contradictory scientific studies.The Senate committee substitute, like Peake's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-19/ga-senate-committee-passes-medical-