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Senate majority leader asks SC's most powerful politician to step down as chamber's leader

...powerful politician said Tuesday that he has no intention of stepping down as the state Senate's leader, despite Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler's request that he do so.Peeler dropped the bomb at the beginning of the Legislature's special...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-16/senate-majority-leader-asks-scs-mos
SC Senate rejects last-ditch effort to force roads debate

...package could include a one-time distribution to counties of more than $215 million to repair existing roads.Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler said the designation "will help fill the potholes immediately.""It by no means fixes our long-term...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-17/sc-senate-rejects-last-d
House revives Obama's 'fast-track' trade push

...in both chambers. His supporters were encouraged by Thursday's events.Setting up votes early next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., maintained that the measure could be sent to Obama before July 4. He said it would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-18/house-revives-obamas-fast-
Book notes

...between residences in Georgia and New York.Leader of Senate writing a memoirNEW YORK - Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir.The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he will tell his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-05-30/former-usc-aiken-profess
SC senators advance measure that keeps state government running if there's no budget July 1

...legislators can get a budget in place for 2015-16."It's purely a safety net, not a white flag," said Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler, R-Gaffney, a member of the budget conference committee.Sen. Vincent Sheheen, D-Camden...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-10/sc-senators-advance-measure-k
SC budget unlikely before fiscal year begins

...vetoes. Before that, it had been at least three decades since a fiscal year started without a budget in place.Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler, R-Gaffney, said the overall budget package must designate at least $300 million toward repairing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-08/sc-budget-unlikely-fiscal-yea
Georgia seeks 2016 primary payoff

...more concerned about government spending and tax policy than social issues like abortion and gay marriage.State Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert of Athens summed up what a number of politicians said this week when asked."I also think most...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-05-31/georgia-seeks-2016-primary-payo
S.C. Senate takes up road funding bill at last

...regular legislative session, the Senate finally began debating a bill to fund road and bridge construction.Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler used a rare procedural motion to leapfrog a filibuster on a separate bill, enabling the Senate to officially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-27/sc-senate-takes-road-funding-bill-l
Senate kills $237 million bill to borrow

...Part of Haley's criticism of the chambers' bonding packages has been over their committee approval process.Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler called his amendment a more reasoned approach. If the House agrees to it, the committee - made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-12/senate-kills-237-million-bill-borro
If Republicans win in 2016, look out

...I don't see a heavyweight in that group. I would go after one who has shown his stuff and mettle, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or House Speaker John Boehner. Proven quality. The GOP-controlled Congress recently put out their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-23/if-republicans-win-2016-