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UAB basketball team brings school much-needed boost

...finally there's something to celebrate that the administration and the board can't kill," said Jack Williams, a state legislator who runs a UAB site for rivals.com.Williams also believes making the NCAA field was the "worst-case scenario...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-03-17/uab-basketball-team-bring
Descent and no dissent

...Congress. Republicans now boast their largest contingent in the House since the 1930s. There are more Republican state legislators and governors, too.The only interruption in the Democrats' erosion of power since the passage of Obamacare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-08/descent-and-no-dissen
State legislators won't push bill giving mayor more power this session

The state legislators that Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis needs to draft legislation that will give him more power say that won't happen this year, with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-28/state-legislators-wont-p
Ga. hospital partnerships, purchases rise

...burden, which has jumped from $39.5 million in fiscal 2010 to $64.4 million in fiscal 2014.Brown, the former state legislator, said that beyond his concerns about the deal making process, he believes the LaGrange community will still have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-20/ga-hospital-partnerships-pur
A plea for public safety

...jurors has been artificially abridged.Defendants have a right to a fair trial, certainly ? but so does society.State legislators, take heed: You are many things: lawmakers, certainly, as well as politicians and local leaders. But you should...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-03/plea-public-safety
GBI budget proposals won't speed local investigations, coroners say

...postmortem toxicology is a priority," she said.Augusta Commission member Ben Hasan said he's spoken with Bowen and state legislators about speeding up those reports. One option being discussed is outsourcing toxicology reports."I think it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-23/gbi-budget-proposals-w
Georgia lawmakers need to protect taxpayers from the oppressive EPA

...MAKES IT imperative that Georgia state legislators act. Upon their return to...they've returned to Atlanta, state legislators should pass legislation prohibiting...economically destructive.Our state legislators should waste no time passing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-17/georgia-lawmaker
Don't request more - spend less

...from less-vital areas of state bureaucracy, Peach State legislators are proposing to dig deeper into your pockets like...higher gasoline taxes.If double-dipping is how state legislators reward communities who decided to opt in for additional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-14/dont-request-more-spe
Haley: 'My dreams for South Carolina know no bounds'

...following the FBI's 1990 Operation Lost Trust investigation, which resulted in 27 convictions or guilty pleas of state legislators and lobbyists.She quoted the late Republican Gov. Carroll Campbell, her role model, as saying 25 years ago that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-14/haley-my-dreams-south-ca
Commissioner: Discuss giving administrator authority to hire and fire

...commission, who may hire or fire them with six votes, a system critics say reduces accountability.Authored by state legislators, the consolidation act doesn't mention the city administrator who became a part of the consolidated government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-07/commissioner-discuss-giv