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Editorial: Bottom line

They picked an awfully funny time to suddenly turn on the spigot.Democrats could've allowed a Senate vote on the Keystone pipeline all along. They didn't, because they didn't want to hurt Barack Obama politically.They finally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-20/editorial-bottom-line
Azziz not recommended for UNLV job

...and the Depart ment of Geoscience, according to McCabe.McCabe tweeted earlier Monday that the results of a faculty Senate vote showed 11 votes for White, 10 for Azziz and nine for Jessup. Six voted in favor of continuing the search. Most of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-17/azziz-not-recommended-unlv-j
Purely partisan 'reform'

...will get behind it, calling it a danger to civil liberties.Democrats know there's no chance of securing the 67 Senate votes needed to advance the joint resolution. So what, then, is the point?We'll let The Atlantic spell it out for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-23/purely-partisan-refor
Across South Carolina

Senate vote keeps pre-K off surplus list COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate has tentatively approved a budget plan that makes 4-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-07/across-south-carolina
Georgia Senate votes to ban Obamacare abortions

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Senate voted 35-18 on Monday to prohibit health plans offered under the federal Affordable Care Act to cover abortion except in medical emergencies.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-04/georgia-senate-votes-ban
Obama focuses on creating manufacturing jobs, boosting economy during North Carolina visit

...cut off financial aid for more than 1.3 million people who have exhausted their state-paid unemployment benefits.Senate votes Tuesday on a pair of Democratic-drafted proposals to reinstate the program fell short of the tally needed for passage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-15/obama-focuses-creating-man
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
Filibusters need clarifying

...was free discussion and debate. Much later, the practice arose of abusing the open debate rules to delay or prevent Senate votes.The first filibuster occurred in 1837, almost two generations after the early Constitutional period. Senators tolerated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-11-28/filibusters-need-clarify
Georgia Senate votes to regulate coin-operated games

ATLANTA - Days after a gambling raid in Florida led to more than 50 arrests and the resignation of the lieutenant governor, the Georgia Senate worked to clamp down on stores offering cash prizes to players of coin-operated games.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-15/georgia-senate-votes-reg