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March 23

March 23, 2011 --

Lottery gives larger share to jackpots, less to HOPE, pre-K Campaign cash accompanies bid for corporate tax breaks Lawyers ask for review of ex-judge Camp’s rulings, sentences Judge orders mediation in costly DeKalb school suit DeKalb educator charged with altering attendance records Class action demands attorneys for indigent parents jailed over child support Ex-Villa Rica […]

March 22

March 22, 2011 --

Camp defendant: Ex-judge a coward for seeking leniency Audit: Trim ATL courtrooms, staff, save $2M FirstCity Bank president, loan officer indicted Lawsuit against online travel sites gets class-action status

March 21

March 21, 2011 --

Gwinnett judge’s past bills under audit

Foes of ethics enforcement cheer latest legislative ‘reforms’

Foes of ethics enforcement cheer latest legislative 'reforms'
March 21, 2011 --

Picture a few Georgia legislators in a karaoke bar, swaying back and forth and belting out the Stone’s “Under My Thumb.” Or maybe a little Cee Lo. That should give you a good sense of the message that lawmakers sent last week to the State Campaign Finance Commission. Gov. Nathan Deal has already signed an ethics bill that gives the commission more work and more expenses and rebuffs a bid to restore some of its power.

March 20

March 20, 2011 --

HOPE funding for private schools draws ire Suit points to Silverton Bank’s ex-CEO EMC group kicks off petition drive to oust president Effingham County Commission censures chairman

March 19

March 19, 2011 --

Nuclear plant Vogtle budget burden debated Retiree sues SunTrust over high fees, low return of 401(k) Angel Food Ministries sued over breach of contract Planned Gwinnett hotel’s executive indicted Lucas, Brown disclosures missing

March 18

March 18, 2011 --

Commissioners question DeKalb top cop’s days out of office FTC upholds subpoenas filed against Albany hospital merger House passes bill allowing landfills to accept yard waste

March 17

March 18, 2011 --

DA: Clayton commissioners’ action could be a felony ATL to audit every water meter to address billing complaints Members try to take back Cobb electric co-op

Panel needs $420K to $1M to enforce campaign finance law

March 17, 2011 --

Complying with new campaign finance requirements next year could cost state overseers $420,000 to $1 million that they do not have, Senate budget writers learned today. Without more funding needed to notify violators, the state can’t properly enforce the law, one official said: “People will catch on fairly quickly that they do not have to pay late fees and do not have to comply with the act.”

March 16

March 16, 2011 --

DEA seizes Ga.’s supply of execution drug Beazer directors sued over compensation Deal signs law reversing ruling on who’s a lobbyist Clayton Co. DA: Commissioners broke law 30,000 water bill complaints filed with ATL Bibb pays ex-magistrate $50K to settle whistleblower claim Lilburn police chief resigns, collects severance, after complaints Coca-Cola shareholders to have ‘say on […]

March 15

March 16, 2011 --

Georgia Power’s reactor plans questioned Mistake costs ATL schools $48M, delays projects Legislation could enhance, restrict access UGA’s Richt punished over Crowell violation Certification agency takes no action against Warner Robins chief

Legislators reduce transparency, burden ethics commission

March 15, 2011 --

Georgia lawmakers Monday gave voters less access to information on local candidates’ finances, reversing part of a 2010 reform bill that became law just two months ago. The legislators’ action could also cost the cash-strapped Campaign Finance Commission $130,000 — which it doesn’t have — to notify candidates of possible violations. If the commission can’t afford to send those notices, it can’t enforce the law.