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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
Prince bill would allow magnet school students to play sports at other schools

In his first bill proposal as a state legislator, Rep. Brian Prince has prefiled legislation that would allow students who attend magnet schools to play sports at other schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-02/prince-bill-would-allow-m
California cage law expected to increase egg prices

...and put them by this year in larger enclosures that give them room to stretch, turn around and flap their wings. State legislators passed the out-of-state compliance measure in 2010.In anticipation, egg prices have risen already, said Dave...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-01/california-cage-law-expect
Notable Deaths of 2014

...SANDERSNOV. 16Sanders, the last Augustan to serve as Georgia governor (1963-67), was also a successful lawyer, state legislator, World War II combat pilot and college athlete. He was a standout football player at Richmond Academy and later...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-31/notable-deaths-2014