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June 17

June 17, 2010 --

UGA makes millions off credit card debt AGL wants customers to fund $25M pipeline to resort Will governor’s road threaten Oaky Woods wildlife area? Non-profit exec pleads guilty in $300K embezzlement Gwinnett candidate got tax break he wasn’t entitled to Police trainer arrested for false statements in probe of pastor’s death Two Catoosa County judges […]

Gary Horlacher, Secretary of State candidate: $108,012

Gary Horlacher, Secretary of State candidate: $108,012
June 17, 2010 --

Gary Horlacher, an attorney with the firm of Adorno & Yoss, reported income of $108,012 for 2009. That included a little over $103,000 in salary and wages.

June 16

June 16, 2010 --

Price among 8 congressmen investigated for fundraisers held near financial reform vote ATL to pay almost $500K to settle cabbies’ lawsuit Doraville police captain suspended during investigation Opinion: New ethics law brings more accountability, transparency

Gail Buckner, Secretary of State candidate: $23,450

Gail Buckner, Secretary of State candidate: $23,450
June 16, 2010 --

Gail Buckner, serving her first term in the state Senate after eight terms in the House, reported income of $23,450 for 2009. That’s about the same as she reported when she ran for secretary of state four years ago. Legislators are paid $17,342 per year plus per diem. The Jonesboro Democrat’s financial disclosure for 2009, […]

June 15

June 15, 2010 --

Airport going-away party cost $22K, draws ethics review Probe of Fayette judge leaves big questions unanswered Georgia still #1 in guns showing up at other states’ crime scenes Clayton County school board member censured Punishment imminent in Clayton County inmate-release mishap Guidelines review requested after traffic stop of Bibb DA

Brian Kemp, Ga. Secretary of State: $33,624

Brian Kemp, Ga. Secretary of State: $33,624
June 15, 2010 --

Brian P. Kemp, a former state senator from Athens, reported income of about $33,000 in 2009 from his various real estate interests. But with $92,000-plus in expenses, he reported a net loss of $58,815 for the year.

June 14

June 14, 2010 --

Forsyth County probing tax waivers Bibb school leaders seek hearing in ethics cases Delay sought in removal of Warren County school board members

Ethics board gains work; staffing stays the same

June 14, 2010 --

Four powerful Georgia lawmakers each reported getting a $2,300 campaign donation from one of Georgia’s largest title-pawn lenders in 2008, but the donor never disclosed giving the money. The lender disclosed a $2,300 donation to then-state Rep. Stan Watson – but the lawmaker never reported getting it. For that matter, Watson never disclosed what happened with $45,000 from his […]

Doug MacGinnitie, Secretary of State candidate: $24,547

Doug MacGinnitie, Secretary of State candidate: $24,547
June 14, 2010 --

Doug MacGinnitie reported income of less than $25,000 last year, but that was still enough to buy a $2.2 million home in Sandy Springs.

June 13

June 13, 2010 --

Georgia relying more on feds to pay state bills Gwinnett commissioner rarely says no to development McIntosh County put SPLOST cash into general fund

Brain injuries remain undiagnosed in thousands of soldiers

Brain injuries remain undiagnosed in thousands of soldiers
June 12, 2010 --

The military medical system is failing to diagnose brain injuries in troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom receive little or no treatment for lingering health problems, an investigation by ProPublica and NPR has found. Tens of thousands of troops with mild traumatic brain injuries have gone uncounted, according to unpublished military research obtained by ProPublica and NPR. “When someone’s missing a limb, you can see that,” said Sgt. William Fraas, a Bronze Star recipient. “When someone has a brain injury, you can’t see it, but it’s still serious.”

June 12

June 12, 2010 --

Clayton school board to vote on censure of Goree State Election Board reprimands Carroll County NAACP