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April 30

April 30, 2010 --

Parents, church & judge told McBerry: ‘Leave the girl alone’ Opinion: Tax break bill betrays lawmakers’ bias Poor stripped of low-income tax credit refund after all E-mail sent out for Cobb candidate draws fire Augusta alters records request policy Dougherty probe finds no evidence of CRCT cheating. Now what?

April 29

April 29, 2010 --

Property assessment reform clears General Assembly Officer accused in scandalous affair, false arrest Cobb cop charged with cover-up in fellow officer’s drowning Lung Association: ATL among most polluted cities Cheating probe clears Augusta’s Laney High

April 28

April 28, 2010 --

Death-penalty review still part of Georgia law Builder sues Augusta over bid dispute

4th District hopeful Connie Stokes owes herself $70K

4th District hopeful Connie Stokes owes herself $70K
April 28, 2010 --

Connie Stokes has been an official candidate for Congress for two days, and she already owes herself almost $70,000. That total includes a $42,700 debt carried over from her 2004 run for Congress, plus obligations to pay her for services as campaign manager and campaign consultant and for yard signs, bumper stickers and travel, according to her campaign’s March financial disclosure.

April 27

April 27, 2010 --

Gwinnett judges choose politically connected probation firm Roswell police have ‘mandatory’ DUI goal Study: DeKalb needs to lay off 909 workers Deal rebuts ethics charges, says state letting dangerous cars back on road

Fulton judge orders hearing to open courthouse access

Fulton judge orders hearing to open courthouse access
April 27, 2010 --

Fulton County’s top judge, Doris L. Downs, has had enough of the tediously long lines to get into the courthouse, and she’s ordered the sheriff to explain why he can’t fix it.

Why the House might cut funding for judicial oversight

April 26, 2010 --

What may be Georgia’s busiest ethics agency is also its smallest. In July, it may get even smaller. With the tiniest of budgets, the Judicial Qualifications Commission makes ends meet by not paying its investigator and lawyers. Now, the Georgia House proposes whacking the JQC’s budget by more than one-third to just $176,000. Legislative leaders say it’s about getting their money’s worth from the commission’s part-time director. And, they say, it’s definitely not about the agency’s charges against a judge from House Speaker David Ralston’s hometown.

April 26

April 26, 2010 --

Roethlisberger case in trouble from the start Adoptions often profit execs, not families Griffin Circuit judge resigns in wake of sexual harassment claims Federal report critical of immigration detention program Corporate forces ready attack against ‘Citizens United’ legislation

April 25

April 25, 2010 --

Sen. Pearson’s bill helps business partner Adoption agencies break rules, escape punishment Cheap bonds hike Georgia’s debt Habersham courts weather ethics storm Insurance, loan companies give Oxendine’s campaign $764K Rule overlooked in destruction of Warner Robins files

Paschal English is 2nd Griffin Circuit judge to resign abruptly

Paschal English is 2nd Griffin Circuit judge to resign abruptly
April 24, 2010 --

And the beat goes on … Paschal English, the chief Superior Court judge of the Griffin Judicial Circuit, resigned Friday as questions swirled about his handling of complaints against another judge in his circuit.

April 24

April 24, 2010 --

Judge’s sex talk swept under the robe? ATL mayor seeks massive rollback of pension benefits Vote to eliminate tax credit to poor dismays critics Early reports acknowledge some CRCT cheating Mohawk settlement could spark more illegal-worker lawsuits McIntosh County commissioner indicted for perjury Twiggs judge testifies on alleged misconduct

April 23

April 23, 2010 --

The Caldwell file: Which judges knew what and when? Federal judge issues injunction against state’s anti-nepotism law Economist: Tax reform should spread burden Indigent defense legislation delayed until next year Community banks face fallout from reforms aimed at Wall Street Columbus State faculty votes no confidence in president, provost Critics say ethics bill doesn’t go […]