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June unemployment rises slightly for Augusta metro area

...June a year ago.The number of jobs in Augusta decreased by 2,400, mostly in education and health services, state government, manufacturing and construction. Despite the losses in June, the Labor Department reported that the metro area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-23/june-unemployment-rises-sl
Ramblin' Rhodes: Birthday event to celebrate Native American heritage

...to travel through Native American land west of Georgia in the early 1800s that you had to get a passport from the state government, usually issued by the governor, for your journey?That's one of the many interesting facts disclosed in an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-07-15/ramblin-rhodes-birthd
Augusta-area jobs decline in June

...sector, which includes teachers and aides, declined by 1,400 jobs in June, according to data released Thursday. State government, construction and manufacturing also lost jobs in June.In total, there were 2,400 net fewer jobs in June than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/augusta-area-jobs-decline-
Gift rules for state employees mostly ignored, observers say

...requires anyone doing business with city, county or state government that spends more than $250 in a year on gifts to...which serves as the purchasing arm for most of state government, requires vendors to certify that they are in compliance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-12/gift-rules-state-employees-mostly-i
Georgia tax collections up 3.1 percent

ATLANTA ? State government took in 3.1 percent more in taxes in June than it had the same month of the previous year, the governor's office announced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-13/georgia-tax-collections-31
SC senators advance measure that keeps state government running if there's no budget July 1

...to the Senate floor that would keep South Carolina state government running if the fiscal year starts July 1 without...Transportation."I'll never be part of shutting down state government," said Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-10/sc-senators-advance-measure-k
Georgia state workers, teachers pay more for health care

...telemedicine, creating health clinics and moving thousands of retirees off the plan could save money.The study said state government could also pay more toward health care costs so its employees can pay less.Gov. Nathan Deal's office declined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-04/georgia-state-workers-teacher
Much work remains before a South Carolina budget is possible

...futile with two surplus spending bills unresolved.With so much work remaining, legislators are preparing to keep state government running after June 30 with a continuing resolution. WHAT'S NEXT? The House will take up the Ways and Means Committee's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-13/much-work-remains-south-carol
Remove Confederate flags

...The response to the civil rights movement was to assert "heritage" and place it prominently on flags, and on state government grounds. That was not about heritage. It was about asserting white supremacy over blacks. To argue that it is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-28/remove-confederate-flags
Senate majority leader asks SC's most powerful politician to step down as chamber's leader

...on special debate status in the Senate.Also Tuesday, the Senate passed a continuing resolution that would keep state government running at current levels if the fiscal year starts without a budget. The Senate returned it to the House after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-16/senate-majority-leader-asks-scs-mos