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Nov. 22

November 22, 2010 --

Ga. bankrolls unemployment benefits with fed loans Ga. Supreme Court: DeKalb overcharged homeowner Tiny town’s mayor indicted for credit card fraud

Nov. 21

November 22, 2010 --

Perdue staffers land new state jobs, climb pay scale Georgia low on list for illegal immigrant ID check Deal transition team full of lobbyists Ships cited for endangering whales near Savannah AJC files complaint over school cheating scandal

Nov. 20

November 22, 2010 --

ATL superintendent to step down Cost mounting in CRCT investigation DeKalb court building identified as security risk East Point mayor faces ethics charge Ex-Columbus Parks & Rec staff says firing was retaliation Augusta Chronicle to sue for 911 tapes

Powerless Ethics Commission looks to lawmakers

Powerless Ethics Commission looks to lawmakers
November 22, 2010 --

Enforcers of Georgia’s ethics laws are stuck in limbo, if not outright paralysis — a legacy of the Glenn Richardson years at the state Legislature. They’re wondering whether new leadership under the Gold Dome cares enough to set things right. In 2009, on Richardson’s watch, the Georgia House pushed through language stripping the State Ethics Commission of its rule-making power. Now the panel needs to adopt new rules to carry out subsequent legislative changes to ethics laws. But, says executive secretary Stacey Kalberman said, “It appears that we don’t have authority to do anything.”