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Augusta's Prince learns freshman lawmakers can be effective

...conference committee of three from the House and three from the Senate work out the differences, and then the House and Senate vote again on the conference version.The process can have pitfalls. Two weeks ago, the newest Republican freshman, Rep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-10/augustas-prince-learns-f
How a bill becomes a law in Georgia Legislature

...conference committee of three from the House and three from the Senate work out the differences and then the House and Senate vote again on the conference version.The process can have pitfalls. Two weeks ago, the newest Republican freshman, Rep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-05/stand-america-how-bill-b
Janet Yellen stands by Federal Reserve's low rate policies

...March meeting. That would be Yellen's first as chairman, presuming she is confirmed by then.The timing of a full Senate vote remains uncertain. Some senators have said that they plan to hold up the nomination as leverage to gain Senate action...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-14/janet-yellen-stands-federa
Smoke ban must pass

With a solid 44-7 state Senate vote behind it, a strong Georgia smoking ban bill should light up the House to follow suit. But not necessarily. Last year, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/28/edi_445411.shtml
Editorials
Insurance ban could be broken

...association of insurance agents has dropped its opposition to allowing banks to sell insurance, opening the way for a Senate vote as early as next week on legislation that would lift Depression-era barriers between the two industries. The Independent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/03/bus_240724.shtml
Business
SC bill opens ethics queries to public

...would open up ethics investigations to public scrutiny as soon as decisions to pursue charges are made.The 38-0 Senate vote today sends the bill back to the House.It's one of several measures legislators have taken up this year in the wake...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-05-12/sc-bill-opens-ethics-queries
Latest News
It's Senate's turn

...political battle. The word out of Atlanta from both Democrat and Republican leaders concerning today's scheduled Senate vote to replace the current state flag with a proposed new banner is encouraging. Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/30/op_309542.shtml
Opinion columns
Senate rejects conservative bid for big tax cuts

...another round of big reductions this congressional election year. In a conservative victory, however, an imminent Senate vote on approving a Republican-written $1.73 trillion budget for 1999 suddenly appeared quite close as three GOP senators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/02/bus_225296.shtml
Business
Candidates go toextremes for votes

...little strange. Consider: - Guy Millner has resorted to climbing onto movie screens to get your Republican U.S. Senate vote. - A secretary of state candidate is warning of dead voters showing up at the polls. - Bill Clinton is being invoked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/07/03/met_198830.shtml
Metro
S.C. judges OK'd

...chamber has 124 votes and they have only 46. Candidates for judgeships and other offices can win election without one Senate vote. A bipartisan Senate effort got under to either weight their chamber with more votes or require a majority vote in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/08/op_227705.shtml
Opinion columns