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Bottom line

...Murthy, 37, an Obama acolyte one observer notes is unqualified to "run a department at an academic medical center."The Senate this week confirmed his appointment along party lines 51-43 after deadlocking for a year over his Second Amendment views...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-20/bottom-line
Legislators could explore debt forgiveness, increased pay as ways to keep SC teachers

...mentors a stipend and boosting some teachers' salaries, a Senate study panel says.Its leader, Sen. Wes Hayes, said Wednesday...its general recommendations, which will be forwarded to the Senate Finance Committee. It did recommend requiring colleges and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-18/legislators-could-explore-deb
Haley picks head of new Department of Administration

...unknown.It will be overseen by the same five people ? governor, treasurer, comptroller and the chairmen of the House and Senate budget-writing committees ? who will maintain authority over fiscal decisions such as bond approvals, purchasing and insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-18/haley-picks-head-new-departme
South Carolina bills involve independent ethics investigations

COLUMBIA - Both the House and Senate are attempting to jumpstart next year's...key to any reform measure passing.A Senate Judiciary subcommittee held its first...But a two-year effort died in the Senate this year, with many senators unwilling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-10/south-carolina-bills-involve-
DSS creating statewide hotline

...would-be reporters and creates inconsistencies, the director of a South Carolina medical team that investigates child abuse told a Senate panel Thursday.That was the first of several recommendations Dr. Olga Rosa made to the bipartisan panel that's been investigating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-11/dss-creating-statewide-hotlin
Insulting U.S. intelligence

...be to allow the Democrat-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee to plant a parting...relinquish control of the committee ? and the Senate ? in January.The 500-page summary...waterboarding in 2002 by Rodriguez. But, like Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-11/insulting-us-intellig
Apologies are necessary

Regarding the Senate hearings on the enhanced interrogation methods used by the CIA on the captured terrorists who were involved in the 9/11 attack...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-12-14/apologies-are-necessary
Measure has MOX funded through next fall

...project on hold.The money is in a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by the U.S. House on Thursday and expected to receive Senate approval, perhaps as early as Friday.Construction began in 2007 at the Savannah River Site as part of an agreement with Russia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-12/measure-has-mox-funded-throu
Haley names new director of state's troubled Department of Social Services

...nomination still faces confirmation by the Senate, a process that could bring more scrutiny than usual. A bipartisan Senate panel has been investigating the agency's...politics. Koller resigned a day before the Senate was expected to take up a no-confidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-15/haley-names-new-director-states-tro
Proposal would boost hourly wages in South Carolina

...year, by Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg.The bill joins at least three others in the Senate that target hourly wages.In the Senate, Sen. John Scott, D-Richland, introduced a handful of wage-related bills, including S. 145...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/proposal-would-boost-hourl