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Augusta-born governor recorded historic term in leading Peach State

...not in the streets. Working quietly with Sen. Johnson, Sanders removed many vestiges of the Jim Crow system from state government and appointed several blacks to office. In race relations, Sen. Johnson viewed the Sanders administration as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-24/augusta-born-gov
No need for certificate

...proposed hospital is in legal limbo because the state's handpicked winner ? Georgia Regents Medical Center, an arm of state government ? is being disputed through an appeals process by the other two contestants, Doctors Hospital and University Hospital...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-07/no-need-certificate
Eminent-domain laws unfair to landowners

...South Carolina that taxpaying private-property owners have absolutely no protection from abuse under their own state government?And why should these laws stay this way?These laws should change. If they don't, everyone is at risk ? and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-14/eminent-domain-l
Side effects to make you sick

...2,700-page government takeover to find out what's in it."Things could get worse before they get better. State governments, which perversely view federal welfare benefits as "income" for their residents, are streamlining benefits-application...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-27/side-effects-make-you
Rule of law must trump political agendas for liberty to thrive

...The Constitution's structure of dual sovereignty, by limiting the power of both the federal government and the state governments, has served our nation well for more than 235 years. President Obama is recklessly violating the structural protections...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-26/rule-law-must-tr
Georgia child welfare reform legislation establishing child abuse registry signed into law

...directly elevate the services provided to our children in need," he said. "We can increase the effectiveness of state government as we protect our children."Stephanie Blank, volunteer head of the Child Welfare Reform Council, said the organization...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-05/georgia-child-welfare-re
Don't allow another priceless piece of Augusta's history to be destroyed

...government demolished its beautiful old courthouse ? which had been built in 1820, was once the seat of the Georgia state government and was Augusta's most historically and architecturally significant building ? to build the "Marble Palace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-02/dont-allow-anoth
Ga. attorney general won't fight Supreme Court ruling if it allows gay marriage

...defended Georgia's own gay-marriage ban in a federal case that is still pending, said that he merely represents state government in court and doesn't try to make policy himself.Without naming names, Olens rejected the practice of trying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-22/ga-attorney-general-wont
How do you get the governor to sign your bill? (Be polite)

...polite and respectful. Honestly, I think everyone in state government tries to do what they think is right," she said...know their needs and interests are represented in state government, and their opinions matter."Follow Walter Jones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-17/how-do-you-get-governor-
FEMA wants Georgia to earn funds by crystal-ball storm forecasting

...proposal that will require Georgia to do the impossible or face the loss of disaster relief funds. Specifically, state governments will be required to assess the risk of future disasters in a changing climate. FEMA HAS SOLICITED public comments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-04/fema-wants-georg