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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
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
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
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
Netflix's parental leave sets new standard for tech, but not headed to Main St. anytime soon

...program funded by payroll taxes to provide some paid family and medical leave, according to the National Council of State Legislatures.In contrast, many European countries mandate several months of paid maternity and paternity leave after a birth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-05/netflixs-parental-leave-se
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
Minimally sustainable

...officials. In New York, the state "Wage Board," an unelected group empaneled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, bypassed the state legislature altogether to boost the minimum wage to $15 ? for fast-food workers only.How's that for arbitrary?After...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-27/minimally-sustainable
Michaux: Sports voices prominent on flag issue

...leaders called for the flag to be removed from the grounds of the statehouse. A two-thirds majority vote in the state legislature is required to take it down.Take it down already. The Confederacy is not the heritage we should be trying to sustain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2015-07-02/michaux-sports-voic
Lower the flag, raise up the state

...elected leaders from both parties will be able to gather the supermajority of lawmakers required in both houses of the state legislature to remove the flag.By lowering the flag, they can raise up the state.The rebel flag can always be seen in South...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-23/lower-flag-raise-stat