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Gov. Deal signs executive order requiring state agency readiness for medical marijuana law

...other pieces of legislation.He said the bill, sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake...stood to express gratitude that the bill is soon to become law. Two of his...still illegal under federal law.When the bill is signed, people with qualifying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-28/gov-deal-signs-executive-order-requ
Road funding plan sent to SC House floor

...to raise an additional $400 million a year for roads. The bill also overhauls the Depart ment of Transportation board...metropolitan area's transportation plan.White said the bill is still a work in progress and he expects amendments on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-26/road-funding-plan-sent-s
Autism bill looks stalled in Ga. House

...concluded Monday with no vote taken on the bill.The General Assembly session is...communities."Bethel said the limits in the bill ? a $35,000 annual cap on treatment...reflect a conservative approach.If the bill is passed, the requirement to cover...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-24/autism-bill-looks-stalle
Ga. Senate OKs compromise bill on medical marijuana

...only for epilepsy and limit THC.The bill passed by the Senate allows a limit...if signed into law, Peake said. The bill would allow adults as well as children...Services Committee, said "perfection of the bill will come with policy regulations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-24/ga-senate-oks-compromise-bill-medic
SC senators advance bill that raises $800 million for roads

...starting in 2018.Sen. Ray Cleary, the bill's sponsor, said it's the fair...a senator placed an objection on the bill in an attempt to block debate on the...million yearly for road construction.The bill advanced Wednesday neither restructures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-25/sc-senators-advance-bill-raises-800
Casino, horse-racing bill introduced in Georgia Legislature

...up the HOPE Scholarship and Pre-K program with an estimated $250 million yearly from six "destination casinos."The bill would allow the overseers of the Georgia Lottery to approve construction of up to six casinos around the state.The legislation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-25/casino-horse-racing-bill-introduced
Deal to sign medical marijuana legislation into law

...Peake, R-Macon, had said earlier that Deal would sign the bill Friday on the Capitol steps in an 11 a.m. ceremony...probably" won't happen due to normal procedural issues.The bill cleared its final legislative hurdle moments earlier when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-25/deal-sign-medical-marijuana-leg
Bill to allow secrecy for execution drug sellers in South Carolina dies in Senate committee

...Penology Committee voted 7-7 on the bill Thursday, preventing it from passing...first.State prison officials favor the bill because they said South Carolina has...joined Democrats in voting against the bill. He was worried in part about hiding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-26/bill-allow-secrecy-execu
Georgia Senate passes ride sharing bill that apparently will let Uber, Lyft keep operating

...Alpharetta Republican, who spoke for the bill in the upper chamber, said Powell's...difficulty in other states.Under the bill, cities will no longer issue medallions...We applaud the Senate for clearing the bill (Thursday) and sending it back to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/georgia-senate-passes-ride
Georgia 'religious freedom' bill stalls in committee

...Judiciary Com mittee voted to table the bill immediately after nine lawmakers supported...those voting in favor.Supporters of the bill said the change swallows the legal...anti-discrimination language to ensure the bill could not be used as legal cover for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-26/georgia-religious-freedo