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Opinion: Bank failures — why Georgia? State senator’s firm capitalizes on his office Fleecing the dream: How Atlanta’s elite twists MLK’s ideals to rob working-class blacks Ethics debate doesn’t slow down lobbying Vacation policy takes toll on state budgets SCLC strife continues with new vote to oust officials
Pike County magistrate judge pleads guilty to malpractice
Indictment: Ex-hospital CEO falsified records, tampered with witness Mohawk settles carpet workers’ suit for $18M Deal used $19K in campaign cash for ethics defense Opinion: GA Legislature defines ‘transparency’ strangely GA congressmen fly high on privately sponsored travel
Supreme Court asked to reconsider death penalty ruling Houston case highlights debate on racial disparity in school discipline Columbus judge who retired amid JQC probe still filling in on bench Fired DeKalb firefighter reinstated Monroe assessor thinks he was fired over commission chairman’s appraisals Groups lobby against English-only driver’s license test Judges weigh ex-players’ suit […]
Georgia’s public defender system may return to county control DOJ takes over whistleblower suit against Waycross hospital
State Rep. David Ralston’s campaign raised $137,750 in less than a month after Republicans chose him to be speaker of the House, disclosure reports show. He had less than half the fund-raising time as his predecessor, Glenn Richardson, before his first legislative session as speaker, but Ralston nearly reached Richardson’s total of $149,920. The most generous donors to Ralston: hospitals and the health care industry.
State leaders assay tax loopholes Next round in Imperial Sugar inferno dispute: May 18 hearing Pushing for mental health reform
If House Speaker David Ralston’s ethics bill passes as written, Sen. Don Balfour and friends will have 562,000 reasons to thank him. Balfour, who’s said he won’t seek re-election, started 2010 with that many greenbacks in his campaign account. Georgia politicians such as Balfour would have been severely restricted in spending leftover campaign cash under a bill with broad bipartisan support. Now that proposal is all but dead, swept aside by Ralston’s substitute ethics bill.