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Augusta Canal | The Augusta Chronicle

...the Augusta Factory were the first of many factories that would eventually line the canal. In 1989, the Georgia State Legislature created the Augusta Canal Authority, the body that has jurisdiction over the canal today. In 1993, the authority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/places/augusta-canal
Senator continues push for bill to shorten legislative session

...completed the first year of the two-year General Assembly in June. They will return to Columbia in January. Other states' legislatures meet for a much shorter time. The Georgia General Assembly, for instance, meets 40 days per year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-12/senator-continues-push-bill-shorten
Mayor challenges commission after SUV fight

...about an item Davis had put on the table.He said if Davis could arrange something with his former colleagues in the state Legislature to get him some more money, he could "give up some other stuff.""But I ain't giving up nothing right now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-10-11/mayor-challenge
California measure fails to create green jobs

...proposed by the district so far would save only $1.4 million.De Leon, the primary booster of Proposition 39 in the state Legislature, was not available to comment, spokeswoman Claire Conlon said, noting that the program is working as planned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-08-17/california-measure-fails-c
Expand Medicaid now

...reality.It is time to put aside partisan differences and generate the political will to expand Medicaid in our state legislature. This is not just the compassionate thing to do ? it is the only sensible economic path forward.Rep. Henry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-10-04/expand-medicaid-now
Candidates for state, local seats speak at Columbia County forum

...they wanted to be the next commissioner for District 3, a seat vacated in July when Taylor resigned to run for the state Legislature.Jim Bartley, Greg Grzybowski, Gary Richardson, Frank Spears and Russell Wilder have stepped up to fill the remainder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-09-29/candidates-state-local-seats-sp
Fundraising huge for SC Senate candidate

...Shealy, a Lexington Republican, is the only woman in the 46-seat state Senate. South Carolina ranks 47th among state legislatures for the proportion of women in office, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-08-27/fundraising-hu
Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

...but anti-poverty activists have been campaigning hard for municipal lawmakers to bypass both Congress and their state legislatures and set wages much higher.Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and its Bay Area brethren, Oakland and Berkeley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-10/push-higher-minimum-wage-i
Constitutional convention sparking buzz, but odds still long

...With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power...We're seeing these resolutions get debated in state legislatures around a decent portion of the country."Still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-10/constitutional-convention-spark
2024 Boston Olympic organizers release original, unredacted bid

...focused on finances and public and political support:? Boston 2024 anticipated submitting a raft of bills to the state legislature to "facilitate public control of the land and infrastructure" and streamline the permitting process, among other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-24/2024-boston-olympic-orga