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Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:FUNDING FOR THE tuition-free college plan will come from the federal government and state governments ... and where does that funding come from? Oh, right, they just print it in D.C. like Monopoly money.OBAMA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-31/rants-raves
SC tourism groups urge road repairs

...in tax revenue, according to the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism."From our perspective, if state government were a parent and the infrastructure system were a child, government agencies would have rushed in to put this child...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-20/sc-tourism-groups-urge-road-r
Group pushing SC school reform

...lawmakers, Lewis Gossett, president and CEO, South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance, April Allen, director of state government relations, Continental Tire Corporation, and five representatives from the districts that sued the state in Abbeville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-21/group-pushing-sc-school-r
With oil down, Alaska faces budget crunch

...starting Tuesday, the price had dropped by more than half.Alaska heavily relies on oil revenue to fund the cost of state government, but the fall in prices has contributed to an estimated 80 percent decline in the state's share of production...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-18/oil-down-alaska-faces-budg
Don't request more - spend less

...has pressing transportation needs, but it's obvious the state's taxpayers aren't interested in writing the state government a blank check to cover the expenses.Until lawmakers can ensure transportation funds are actually spent on transportation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-14/dont-request-more-spe
US construction spending slips in November

...signals increased activity. Demand for apartment and condominium complexes has contributed to the increase, while more than five years after the Great Recession ended, local and state governments are restarting delayed building projects.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-02/us-construction-spending-s
Copenhaver served as mayor for nine years without controversy

...bringing about economic development" and raising Augusta's standing outside the city and its coordination with state government."He had the governor's ear," Brigham said. "I think by and large, he's done much to improve the status...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-27/copenhaver-served-mayor-
University System of Georgia uses loophole to lobby lawmakers

...other entities."These state employees serve as an informational resource to legislators on matters pertaining to state government operations which occasionally may include meetings or site visits to public institution," he said.Despite the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-28/university-system-georgia-use
Haley picks head of new Department of Administration

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Ha ley announced Thursday that the director of the agency that handles much of the state government's bureaucracy will be South Carolina's first Department of Administration secretary.Haley named Marcia Adams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-18/haley-picks-head-new-departme
State employees give Gov. Carl Sanders final salute

...Georgians, representing perhaps one of Sanders' longest-lasting legacies as the governor who integrated so much of state government. He took a moderate approach to desegregation when other Southern governors defied it publicly.Honor guards from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-19/state-employees-give-gov