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Disgrace at the IRS

It was as bad as many people thought ? maybe even worse.The bipartisan Senate Finance Committee finally released its findings last week in a two-year investigation into how the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-08-13/disgrace-irs
SC Democrats vow to renew push for Medicaid expansion

...friend of mine, it was an area where we disagreed," said Sen. Thomas Alexander, R-Walhalla, who leads the Senate Finance Committee's health care panel. Pinckney was one of its members.Thirty states have expanded Medicaid, or plan to do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-25/sc-democrats-vow-renew-push-m
Much work remains before a South Carolina budget is possible

...bill Tuesday, another vote is needed Wednesday to advance it to the Senate. Then that bill must go through the Senate Finance Committee before it reaches that chamber's floor.While the Senate's waiting on that bill, it will continue debating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-13/much-work-remains-south-carol
Senate kills $237 million bill to borrow

...by House GOP leaders in March.Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman immediately revived the effort.The Senate Finance Committee ? which Leatherman chairs ? approved the $236.7 million proposal as a stand-alone measure.By a 14-4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-12/senate-kills-237-million-bill-borro
Another taxing problem

...But the inspector general's office recovered the files last week, just as it had been tasked to do by the Senate Finance Committee investigating whether someone at the IRS intentionally destroyed the e-mails to cover-up the targeting scandal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-08/another-taxing-proble
SC Senate passes bill on officer body cameras

...agencies in South Carolina already use body cameras, and more will regardless of the bill, Martin said.The Senate Finance Committee's budget proposal for 2015-16 includes $3.4 million for body cameras. That's expected to equip 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-29/sc-senate-passes-bill-
South Carolina Senate panel's debate on roads could predict floor fight

...version Tuesday, but not before a surprising and testy debate that could foreshadow the floor fight to come.Senate Finance Committee chairman Hugh Leatherman planned a short meeting to swap out the bills. But instead, the session turned into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-28/south-carolina-senate-pa
Across South Carolina

...a fine of 500 percent of the amount of the referendum.Bill would let funds go to body camerasCOLUMBIA - The Senate Finance Committee approved a proposal Thursday that would allow local governments to use extra money from their funds meant to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-16/across-south-carolina
South Carolina Senate leader revives proposal of borrowing for construction projects statewide

...singled out in his hometown for opposing ethics and other bills she thinks are good for South Carolina, told the Senate Finance Committee the governor's veto threats don't bother him anymore."It doesn't make me quake in my boots as much as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-16/south-carolina-senate-le
Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

...at the idea of expanding benefits."Where are they going to get the money?" asked Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Social Security. "They don't ever seem to give any consideration to how deeply...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-11/social-security-80-modest-chang