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Medicare drug planners now lobbyists, with billions at stake

Medicare drug planners now lobbyists, with billions at stake
October 21, 2009 --

Six years ago, a group of lawmakers and aides crafted Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program for seniors that has produced billions of dollars of profits for pharmaceutical companies. Today, at least 25 of those key players are back, but this time they’re lobbyists, trying to persuade their former colleagues to protect the lucrative system during the health care reform negotiations.

Doraville says no to new Falcons stadium on GM site

October 21, 2009 --

The Doraville City Council has voted unanimously to oppose building a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons on the site of the former General Motors plant. DeKalb County officials are pursuing a public-private partnership to redevelop the 160-acre site, but they have not confirmed that a new home for the Falcons is in the mix. Doraville council members were not so coy. 

State ethics watchdog wants more applicants for top job

State ethics watchdog wants more applicants for top job
October 21, 2009 --

The State Ethics Commission voted today to reopen applications for its top administrative job and to interview three finalists at its Dec. 16 meeting. The commission interviewed three candidates last week but decided to solicit more applicants for the post. “We uniformly thought they were of very high quality,” commission member William Jordan said, “but there were none right now that we were ready to extend an offer to.”

Oct. 21

October 21, 2009 --

Ellis: Leadership changes coming to Recorders Court FAA: Some parts of new Delta lease ‘anticompetitive’ New dust rules coming after fatal Imperial Sugar blast Lessons on how to pay-to-play nice Ga. Dems target Republican ‘corruption’ Appraiser board toothless, say critics Regents sue foundation over use of MCG name System under siege after Gwinnett murder suspect […]