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Zais seeks $34 million for buses, close of bonus program

...downturn."I don't expect that many of you are driving a car that's over 15 years old," Zais told the Ways and Means subcommittee members. "But if you are, you understand that it's not very fuel efficient and is expensive to maintain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-15/zais-seeks-34-million-buses-close-b
South Carolina still has money to help homeowners avoid foreclosure

...We're not doing the proper job to reach the people," said Simrill, R-Rock Hill, chairman of a Ways and Means subcommittee on economic development. "People are unaware there's help out there."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-12/south-carolina-still-has-mone
USC Aiken struggles for state funding

...enrollment have made the problem more acute.State Rep. Chip Lime house, a Charleston Repub li can who heads the Ways and Means subcommittee for higher education, has indicated that bringing all three of the schools up to the average is unlikely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-02-17/usc-aiken-struggles-state
Zais: Teacher training among suggested cuts

...and spend an additional $36 million elsewhere for a savings of $71 million. The presentation to the House Ways and Means subcommittee that writes the budget for public schools came on his fourth full day in office.The state faces an $829 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-01-19/zais-teacher-training-amo
Education | Metro
SC lawmakers: Keep funding for Holocaust lessons

...thousands of students have been touched by this program."Zais made the recommendation last month to the House Ways and Means subcommittee that writes the budget for public schools. The $31,000 was among 25 programs on his list of suggested cuts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-02-09/sc-lawmakers-keep-funding
Education | Metro
Bill would give rich investors tax breaks

...measure. "But I worry about continuing to push money to the wealthiest sector while cutting needs."A House Ways and Means subcommittee delayed action on the measure Thursday to resolve specifics.But the idea is expected to advance: House Republicans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/south-carolina-elections/
South Carolina Legislature | Metro
Education panel ranks priorities amid cutbacks

...Some of the lowest-ranking items match Superintendent Mick Zais' recommendations last month to a House Ways and Means subcommittee.Those include money for schools earning a gold or silver award for student performance on standardized tests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-02-15/education-panel-ranks-pri
Education | Metro
S. Carolina House approves $6.5 billion budget

...state could end up in a legal battle for not using the money as intended.Rep. Gary Simrill, who leads the Ways and Means subcommittee on economic development, countered that giving the state's share of punitive fines to Commerce helps bring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-03-14/s-carolina-house-approves-65-
S. Carolina panel OKs tax bills

...referring to two property tax bills advanced by a Ways and Means subcommittee on which he sits. One would reduce the rate...and I'm a Republican, too."A separate Ways and Means subcommittee advanced a bill collapsing the personal income...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-03-20/s-carolina-panel-oks-tax-bill
Push made for electronic tax returns

...when several companies opened their free offerings to everyone. IRS Commissioner Mark Everson told the House Ways and Means subcommittee that oversees his agency that government negotiators lost some of their leverage during contract negotiations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/13/fin_77339.shtml
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