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Don McChesney, Atlanta Boy Scout executive: $278,808

July 6, 2009 --

Top executive of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America; 2007 salary & benefits.

Senate Rules chairman collects $85K with no opposition

Senate Rules chairman collects $85K with no opposition
July 6, 2009 --

Everyone wants to be your friend when you’re chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. Just ask Don Balfour. The Snellville Republican’s campaign fund has collected nearly $85,000 since Jan. 1, for a total of $683,000 since January 2006. No one’s even run against him in that period. The Rules Committee places bills on the Legislature’s calendar, unless it chooses not to — which means the Senate will never, ever vote on your bill. That’s why Don has so many friends.

July 5

July 5, 2009 --

Georgia poorly prepared for public health emergencies Fulton repaying $3.2 million to HUD

July 4

July 4, 2009 --

DeKalb Recorders Court probe goes beyond 11 indicted State makes offer to ousted Central Georgia Technical College president

July 3

July 3, 2009 --

Caseworker urged boy, now dead, not be put in home AGL to pay $5M fine for violating gas pipeline policy Illegal votes by Cobb school board widespread VA silent on patient compensation

Meet the lobbyist with a legislator on the payroll

Meet the lobbyist with a legislator on the payroll
July 2, 2009 --

Wayne Garner, the mayor of Carrollton, may be the only lobbyist in Georgia who has a legislator on the payroll. Garner also has a funeral home, and the legislator, state Rep. Tim Bearden, had a funeral home bill this year. (It didn’t pass.) Hmmmm.

GA GOP fund-raising down 29%, but more cash on hand

GA GOP fund-raising down 29%, but more cash on hand
July 2, 2009 --

Georgia’s Republican Party has reported raised $684,741 this year. That’s down 29 percent from the amount raised in the first six months of 2007 (the last off-election year). On the other hand, the party reported $2.2 million in the bank. That’s about four times as much as the state GOP had on hand two years ago at this time. The biggest single donors, at $50,000, were Bernie (right) and Wilma Marcus. So who were the party’s other big donors?

July 2

July 2, 2009 --

Beazer to pay up in mortgage fraud case Do Milton County advocates have conflict of interest? Downtown Albany manager Buie investigated

PAC Watch: United Health Services on spending spree?

PAC Watch: United Health Services on spending spree?
July 1, 2009 --

United Health Services, a Toccoa-based nursing-home chain, has shelled out $73,000 in political contributions to Georgia politicians so far this year. That was by far the largest total to surface on the first day of campaign finance reporting for 2009.

Who’s their fave? U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal (right).

July 1

July 1, 2009 --

Ga. State University accused of anti-Muslim bias