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House speaker touts state's pro-business climate at Chamber event

...this upcoming session, continuing to push policies that promote business and the creation of jobs in Georgia, state House Speaker David Ralston told local leaders on Tuesday.The Blue Ridge, Ga., Republican was the keynote speaker at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-05/house-speaker-touts-stat
Former state House speaker charged with having gun at Atlanta airport

A former speaker of the Georgia House faces charges of having a gun at a security checkpoint in Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, court records show.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-25/former-state-house-speaker-ch
Georgia lobbyist spending drops in month since new limits

...accepting pay for in-state official work and travel on some days when lobbyists reported wining and dining him out of state.House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, ran into criticism after a lobbyist paid $17,000 in 2010 to take him, his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-02-23/georgia-lobbyist-spending-dro
12 S.C. legislators stayed at Charleston Place during 5-day conference

...at the hotel. The information came through an open-records request.Legislators say the annual gathering for state House speakers and their staffers from across the country was a boon for the tourism-dependent city.The dozen South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-08-27/12-sc-legislators-stayed-char
Augusta Administrator Fred Russell gets warm welcome at Good Government forum

...Scofield said, "He explained things without stepping on toes or naming names."Nan Connell, wife of longtime state House Speaker Pro Tem Jack Connell, said she made a point of coming to hear Russell speak."It was very enlightening," she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-09-13/augusta-administrator-fr
Connell chose to stay, fight on D-Day

...he spent 26 years as speaker pro tem for the Georgia House of Representatives, a record unmatched by any other state House speaker in the country."No one could say anything bad about Jack Connell," Lynn said during an earlier interview...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-06-05/connell-chose-stay-fight-d-da
Plenty to hate about GREAT

...of tires or a new sweater. Sound like a good idea to you? Of course not. And that's precisely why Republican state House Speaker Glenn Richardson's proposed tax plan is such a rotten idea. Under what he calls the GREAT plan, the important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/11/edi_152023.shtml
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Some wallets hit too hard

...the next legislative session begins in January. The original proposal, offered as a trial balloon in April by state House Speaker Glenn Richardson, R-Hiram, and others, would have lowered the state's income tax rate to 5.75 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/09/met_135169.shtml
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Committee will review Grady

...Grady Memorial Hospital weather tough financial times also could end up aiding other medical facilities in the state, House Speaker Glenn Richardson said Monday. Mr. Richardson, R-Hiram, named five lawmakers to a panel to look at Grady's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/03/met_134536.shtml
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Across the southeast

...speaker to resign RALEIGH, N.C. - The News & Observer on Sunday joined the editorial chorus that is calling for state House Speaker Jim Black to resign amid allegations of campaign finance law violations. Last week, the State Board of Elections...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/27/met_73892.shtml
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