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SC legislators' attempts to stop gay plays and books stirs backlash on campuses

COLUMBIA - Attempts by state legislators to cut university funding over plays and books which they believe promote homosexuality are causing a backlash on South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-17/sc-legislators-attempts-stop-gay-pl
Court: State Health Department must run medical facility building program despite funding veto

...Need program, about three dozen projects worth about $100 million were under review, and they remain stalled. State legislators ultimately sustained Haley's veto after Ways and Means Chairman Brian White took the floor and said the veto was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-14/court-state-health-department
California chefs, bartenders fight new law, common in most states, that bans bare-hand contact

...restricts his employees' in their craft.Hearing restaurant owners echo his concerns about the law's inflexibility, state legislators are considering a reversal before fines start this summer.Since 1993, the U.S. Food and Drug Admin istration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-24/california-chefs-bartender
Local small business owners avoid taking credit cards, extra fees

...banned in some states, collecting surcharges is legal in Georgia. The jury is still out in South Carolina while state legislators look further into the issue.In addition to paying for processing costs, business owners face a daunting task when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-03-14/local-small
State legislators back medical marijuana bill

...from illnesses including cancer and seizures could take a form of medical marijuana under a plan that Georgia's state legislators backed Monday ahead of an important deadline that sorts out which bills go forward and which will likely fail for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-03/state-legislators-back-medical-mari
Georgia alters state employee health plan

...Members of the plan have voiced their complaints to the governor's office, to Community Health and to their state legislators.Cline added Monday, "We will certainly be watching to see what happens in the future with our insurance options...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-27/georgia-adjust-state-emp
Georgia schools at breaking point after years of cuts

Georgia's 180 public school districts have not only managed to keep on going as state legislators and governors cut billions of dollars in public school funding since 2002, they've actually managed to raise student achievement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-20/georgia-schools-breaking
Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address

...leaders to follow John's lead and do what you can to raise your employees' wages. To every mayor, governor and state legislator in America, I say, you don't have to wait for Congress to act; Americans will support you if you take this on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-28/full-text-president-obam
Themes of civil rights struggle still resonate on MLK Day, 50 years later

...merited a national holiday. "But we Georgians can," he told the Ebenezer audience.Deal said he would work with state legislators to find a way to honor King at the Georgia Capitol, which drew a standing ovation. He did not give any specifics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-20/themes-civil-rights-struggle-still-
Indicted Ga. lawmaker wants indictment dismissed

...state says that interpreting separation of powers and the authority of the Senate that way essentially implies that state legislators are above the law. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk heard the arguments Friday and said he'd have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-12-06/indicted-ga-lawmaker-wants-i