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Black lawmakers celebrate legislative gains

...Gov. Nathan Deal. On the same day, Senate Democrats praised increased opportunities...Atlanta mayor in 2017.Meanwhile, leading Senate Democrats last week commended the Georgia...900 million a year to DOT revenues.Senate Minority Whip Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-20/black-lawmakers-celebrat
Savannah schools may curb homework

...are behind or for families that feel overwhelmed by homework." Watson said a better solution would be to go to a Teacher's Senate and ask the district's top teachers what would help. But Byrne, who said she did extensive research before suggesting the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-04-20/savannah-schools-may-curb
Don't assume the worst

...that one of the people who popularized 'Hillary' was, well, Hillary. Her campaign signs, when running for U.S. Senate in New York, read simply 'Hillary!' ... To this day, her supporters declare themselves 'Ready for Hillary.'"We're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-20/dont-assume-worst
Sylvia Cooper | The Augusta Chronicle

...has been piling up like trees from last year's ice storm. The hard part is deciding what's most pertinent. Former state Senate Major ity Leader Charles Walker talks about why the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government was set up the way it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/authors/sylvia-cooper
South Carolina Senate leader revives proposal of borrowing for construction projects statewide

...COLUMBIA - The leader of the South Carolina Senate is reviving a proposal to borrow money...after House leaders killed the plan.Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman says...R-Florence, who is the chairman of the Senate's budget-writing committee.He gave...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-16/south-carolina-senate-le
Mother behind autism insurance push eager for governor to sign bill

...300 bills passed by the 2015 General Assembly, Anna Bullard becomes a tad more anxious.When, she wonders, will he sign Senate Bill 1, turning the piece of legislation into Ava's Law ? named after her little girl, and making Georgia the 41st state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-18/mother-behind-autism-ins
Bottom line

...from a sitting U.S. senator and former Senate majority leader.The Nevada Democrat...of having put forth an untruth on the Senate floor before the 2012 election that Mitt...for colleagues erodes the decorum of the Senate and the decency of society as surely as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-17/bottom-line
Across South Carolina

...referendum.Bill would let funds go to body camerasCOLUMBIA - The Senate Finance Committee approved a proposal Thursday that would allow...The fund collects money from court costs and traffic fines.A Senate subcommittee passed a bill Wednesday that would require all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-16/across-south-carolina
A diplomacy defense shield

...sanctions imposed on it.Just a day earlier, President Obama relented to pressure from Congress and allowed the House and Senate to weigh in on any accord before it becomes official in June. The administration claims it won crucial concessions in the April...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-15/diplomacy-defense-shi
South Carolina House approves bill that provides $400M more for roads, some income tax savings

...reform. Those votes back that up," said Simrill, R-Rock Hill.But any roads bill still has a long way to travel. The Senate has its own bill that raises more money through more taxes and fees, but has no Department of Transportation reform or income...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-15/south-carolina-house-approves-bill-