Ga. eyes insurance overhaul

...health plan networks in the state.The Senate Insurance and Labor Committee first heard testimony on Senate Bill 143, which would require the state...State Health Benefit Plan. So approval of Senate Bill 143 would make Grady in-network...

Judge orders SC State trustees to not fire president

...Also on Wednesday, state senators voted 41-1 to approve a plan to fire all trustees.The plan, introduced two weeks ago by Senate Pres i dent Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, would create a new, five-member board to oversee S.C. State until 2018 as it works...

State to boost local sports events

...the House by the end of business on March 13 to remain viable during this year's session. Even if it passes the House and Senate, the first funding would not likely come before July of next year.Follow Walter Jones on Twitter @MorrisNews and Facebook...

SC House votes to change local funding formula

...received from the state to fund state services, then tax dollars must be shifted away from public safety and other county services," the association wrote.The bill needs one more perfunctory vote before it will be sent to the Senate.

Sylvia Cooper | The Augusta Chronicle

Thursday, March 5, 2015 Sylvia Cooper Former state Senate Major ity Leader Charles Walker talks about why the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government was set up the way it was...

Former Georgia Sen. Charles Walker says he'll be active in politics, but won't run 'at this time'

After eight years in federal prison, a near-fatal car crash and months of keeping a low profile, former state Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker is back in the public eye and telling his story.Outwardly, Walker seems to have changed little...

Suspended SC State president sues school

...measure also requires the board, led by Gov. Nikki Haley, to fire Elzey.Senators also voted to give priority status to Senate Presi dent Pro Tem Hugh Lea ther man's proposal to create a new, five-member oversight board, with members appointed by...

Senator plans bill to raise $800 million a year for SC roads

...DOT's management would allow the agency to drastically cut its staff and act as its own restructuring plan, Cleary said.Senate leaders asked Cleary to begin studying roads more than two years ago and he has diligently held subcommittee meetings to discuss...

Walker sheds light on city government

...Therefore, in the interest of variety, I'm going to write about one of the real charismatic leaders of Augusta, former state Senate Major ity Leader Charles Walker.A year after being released from federal prison, or "captivity" as he calls it in his autobiography...

SC Senate passes tougher domestic violence penalties

...fiercely guarded, the South Carolina Senate on Wednes day agreed to take firearms...who helped put together the bill.The Senate bill would create three different degrees...In an often contentious debate, the Senate's only female member took public exception...