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Deal, Ralston, Oxendine probes in limbo as top ethics staffers depart

Deal, Ralston, Oxendine probes in limbo as top ethics staffers depart
June 14, 2011 --

Ethics probes involving Gov. Nathan Deal, House Speaker David Ralston and former Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine are in limbo today as the attorneys conducting those investigations look for new jobs. Stacey Kalberman and Sherilyn Streicker, the top two staffers at the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, learned last week they must clean out their desks by June 30.

June 14

June 14, 2011 --

DeKalb judge once investigated for bribery Local charity spending little to find missing kids Justices criticize judges’ use of power DeKalb land deal raises eyebrows ATL Council members oppose cutting judges Deal campaign draws ethics complaint Residents call for closure of Ogeechee textile plant

Supremes: Cobb EMC violated deal with disgruntled members

Supremes: Cobb EMC violated deal with disgruntled members
June 13, 2011 --

Cobb Electric Membership Corp. violated a 2008 settlement with unhappy members who accused some co-op leaders of enriching themselves at members’ expense, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled today. Dissident members hoped to unseat board members in a scheduled 2009 election that was never held after the EMC’s leadership voted in secret to allow proxy voting by mail. The high court ruled the board may not unilaterally change the method by which its members are chosen.

June 13

June 13, 2011 --

Georgians kept in dark on hospital infections

June 12

June 12, 2011 --

When the treatment makes patients sick Leasing costs Gwinnett schools millions

June 11

June 11, 2011 --

Ga. congressman spends $1K/mo. on car lease Monitor questions Ga. Power nuke plans Bar patrons say police raid crossed line Did APD change policy after Atlanta Eagle raid? East Point mayor meets with attorney general

June 10

June 10, 2011 --

Deal stays mum on campaign payments to daughter-in-law Settlement reached for coal plant water

June 9

June 9, 2011 --

Strong reaction to ATL city clerk’s ethics violations Deal declines to disclose inaugural spending Five school boards could face hearings ATL to release names of airport contract evaluators Man accuses Red Dog unit of inappropriate search

June 8

June 8, 2011 --

Group calls for reforms in private school scholarship program ATL City Clerk fined for ethics violations Ogeechee fish kill prompts lawsuit Judge resigns after DUI arrest Group calls for limits on contractors’ campaign contributions

Report: Tax-funded private scholarships a ‘failed experiment’

Report: Tax-funded private scholarships a 'failed experiment'
June 7, 2011 --

Many Georgia students have enrolled in public school in recent years without ever attending class, solely to take advantage of a 2008 state law creating tax-subsidized scholarships for pupils in private schools.  Legislators have described that practice as a legal but unintended consequence of the statute, which was purportedly intended to give children in failing public schools the chance for a private education that they otherwise couldn’t afford. But, in a report released today, critics charge the law creating so-called “student scholarship organizations” (SSOs) was crafted specifically to help pay for students to remain in private school.

June 7

June 7, 2011 --

Perdue could testify in AL bribery trial Ga. 400/I-85 to be rebuilt, but was new toll needed? Wife: Albany judge didn’t hit me Feds to investigate more Delta union elections ATL trims # of Muni Court judges Fulton microphone flap reflects image issues

ATL doc billed Medicare, Medicaid for dead patients

June 6, 2011 --

Dr. Robert J. Williams pleaded guilty in federal court today to two counts of health care fraud. Authorities say Williams collected $975,000 from Medicare and Medicaid for group therapy, much of which was never performed. Many of the patients were deceased when the services were allegedly provided.