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Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

...service, both on the phone and in person has been much far worse than anyone would want," Koskinen told a Ways and Means subcommittee. "It's simply a matter of not having enough people to answer the phones and provide service at our walk-in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-22/hello-8m-phone-calls-unans
Budget panel chairman seeks more answers on DSS plan

...as they said everything was rosy."He wants a long list of questions answered at a February meeting of his Ways and Means subcommittee. By then, the agency might have a new director.Gov. Nikki Haley, who refused for months to fire Koller...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-01-15/budget-panel-chairman-seeks-more-an
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
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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