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SC House votes to change local funding formula

...that already have had to cut a lot from their budgets."If proper funding is not received from the state to fund state services, then tax dollars must be shifted away from public safety and other county services," the association wrote.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-04/sc-house-votes-change-lo
Counties aren't sure they can trust lawmakers as S.C. House tries to change funding formula

...state likely gets a bargain from counties. The Local Government Fund also was established to help counties pay for state services like courts and social services. White and others have suggested if counties don't like the new formula, the Legislature...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-20/counties-arent-sure-they-can-
Audit set for private probation company

...may have been maintained electronically, he said.Meanwhile, the judges of the three courts have appointed Peach State Services Inc., a private probation company in Liberty County, to provide interim supervision for a 90-day period.Cook...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-07/audit-set-private-prob
Georgia Hispanics boycott, halt work

...that would clamp down on their access to tax-paid state services and to demonstrate their contributions to the state...this month, would prohibit adults from getting most state services. It also would require police to verify the nationality...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/25/met_73314.shtml
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Lawmakers mull higher fees, lower teacher salaries

ATLANTA --- Georgians could hear talk of higher fees for state services, increased tuition at public colleges and cuts to salaries for teachers and other state workers when the General Assembly begins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2009-12-02/lawmakers-mull-higher-fe
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Column: Georgia puts government on the Internet

...simulcast of Gov.-elect Roy Barnes' January inauguration represent the latest coup for GeorgiaNet, that rarest of state services that actually turns a profit. And with the ascension of Barnes, the first Georgia candidate to make effective and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/27/op_248550.shtml
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Budget issue will resurface

...have to talk about the next round of reductions, what he says will become his blueprint for maintaining adequate state services while curbing spending enough to cope with the downturn. "This is a budget year," Mr. Barnes said recently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/13/met_332707.shtml
Metro
Williams considering another run for state senate

...officially do."We need somebody in Atlan ta who's going to support Augusta. Get Augusta up on the map. Some of the state services need to be done in Augusta," Williams said, mentioning the need for more state government offices to be in Georgia's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2013-05-20/williams-consi
Bill would make state services English-only

COLUMBIA - The head of South Carolina's Senate has a message he wants to send to non-English-speaking immigrants looking to use government services here: No hablamos espanol.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/17/met_177113.shtml
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Georgia's illegals growing

...the demands the illegals put on state services. The more money spent providing...One thing would be to reduce state services available to them, yet not all...state constitution to prohibit all state services to illegals. As noted above...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/26/edi_6149.shtml
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