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Tax hikes looms to fix Georgia roads

...two-year or three-year plan. We are looking for a long-term plan to bring that much money in every year," said state House Transportation Chairman Jay Roberts.Roberts and his Senate counterpart conducted eight field hearings over the summer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-09/tax-hikes-looms-fix-geor
Augusta's Committee for Good Government names endorsments for local candidates

Augusta's Committee for Good Government named its endorsements for Richmond County school board, state house and state senate following brief candidate speeches Tuesday.Voting by secret ballot after dinner at Julian Smith Casino's barbecue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-10-14/political-group-endorses-local-
A true hometown hero

...and marry the woman who became his wife of 67 years, the former Betty Bird Foy.The young attorney won a seat in the state House of Representatives in 1954 and in the state Senate in 1956. Sanders' solid, distinguished leadership propelled him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-17/true-hometown-hero
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley names former ethics commission chairman as her next chief of staff

...Pitts replaced Stirling.Pitts, a major in the South Carolina Army National Guard, represented Lexington in the state House from 2003 until 2010, when he received a Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan. During her three terms in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-13/south-carolina-gov-nikki
Aiken County Sample Ballot

...III (Labor)Joe Wilson-R* STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 81Don Wells-R STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 82William Bill Clyburn-D STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 83Bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-24/aiken-county-sample-ball
Political newcomer challenges incumbent for House District 125 seat

...at the military post.Smith was first elected to the state House in a special election in December 2009 to fill the term...It'll be close."He hopes being a Republi can in the state House will help him introduce legislation that benefits Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-11-01/political-newc
SC voter turnout lowest in 40 years

...voters cast ballots in an election in which all incumbents seeking re-election to statewide offices, congressional and state House seats won another term. Agency spokesman Chris Whitmire says that marks only the second time that turnout dipped below...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-11-06/sc-voter-turnout-lowest-40-year
Lieutenant governor candidates Repub­lican Henry McMaster, Democrat Bakari Sellers debate experience, vision

...the page from McMaster's decades-old ideas.Sellers argued that he has more practical experience as a four-term state House member, despite being 37 years younger than McMaster, who's 67. He noted that Nikki Haley had served three terms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-27/lieutenant-gov
Georgia races

...infrastructure investments to support relocating the Army Cyber Command and opening a Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon STATE HOUSE 125 NAME: Earnest Smith (Democrat*)AGE: 61FAMILY: Wife, Patricia; daughterEMPLOYMENT: Unemployed; former...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-02/georgia-races
Sheheen calls for Confederate flag to come down

...flag to come down from the dome."It has become that much more divisive over the past 14 years," said Sellers, a state House member who is one of the few in past years to call to remove the flag. "That is not a good sign. We're tired of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/sheheen-calls-confederate-fla