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April 3

April 3, 2011 --

Frequent fast profit made off Gwinnett schools Ga. set to eliminate state funds to fight domestic violence State pensions: Who gets what is top-secret Coverage loophole leaves Gainesville couple’s child uninsured

April 2

April 2, 2011 --

Senator: Lt. gov. threatened Savannah harbor money WellStar fires back at ousted CEO Cobb schools get 30 days to answer accreditation claim

Ex-DeKalb deputy chief admits bribes, awaits sentencing

Ex-DeKalb deputy chief admits bribes, awaits sentencing
April 1, 2011 --

A former deputy DeKalb County police chief has admitted taking a businessman’s bribes. Ex-Lt. Donald E. Frank faces up to five years in federal prison. Sentencing has not been scheduled, which often means that prosecutors want to see whether a defendant can supply useful information — and, if necessary, testify — about criminal activity by others.

April 1

April 1, 2011 --

Fulton Co. chaplain retires after questions about work, pay New Cobb oversight committee closes, then opens meeting Advocates anxious over stalled assisted living bill Bill could mean major changes for DK, ATL school boards Reservoir bill goes to Gov. Deal

Ethics panel seeks dollars, gets pennies — maybe

March 31, 2011 --

State senators this week agreed to give the State Campaign Finance Commission a fraction of the sum needed to meet new requirements for enforcing ethics laws. The Senate recommended a $30,000 bump for the agency’s certified mail expenses, rather than the requested $130,000, and none of the $290,000 sought for processing and posting thousands of local candidates’ financial disclosures online.

March 31

March 31, 2011 --

Broadcast prompts threats and calls for judge’s ouster Bill would scrap Ga. Public Defender Council 22,000 face losing unemployment benefits Lawsuit targets police documentation of seized funds Senate banking chair responds to FDIC’s suit Ethics panel declines to sanction APS board member

March 30

March 30, 2011 --

Panel raps UGA’s handling of harassment complaints Forest Park council member faces ethics charges — for asking directions? House panel tables landfill expansions Atty Gen deliberates Savannah Council’s possible meeting violations

March 29

March 29, 2011 --

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Troy Davis appeal DeKalb school board accused of hiding bad behavior

March 28

March 28, 2011 --

Very tough love in Brunswick drug court Insurance agents in Legislature get test exemptions Auditor questions cost of ATL Municipal Court Legislators pass fewer tax breaks this year Board system questioned at Augusta City Hall

Judge: Big problems coming if Ga. won’t sign juvenile justice pact

Judge: Big problems coming if Ga. won't sign juvenile justice pact
March 28, 2011 --

Georgia has until June 30 to sign an interstate compact pledging cooperation in juvenile justice matters. Former Gov. Sonny Perdue refused, ostensibly because he felt it infringed on the state’s sovereignty. Without the compact, officials may have no way to monitor juvenile offenders who leave Georgia. The clock is ticking.

HOPE scholarship revamp slashes lottery bonuses, but …

HOPE scholarship revamp slashes lottery bonuses, but ...
March 28, 2011 --

Controversial bonuses paid to Georgia Lottery employees could be whacked by 90 percent or more under Georgia’s new HOPE scholarship law. But there’s nothing to stop the lottery board from jacking up executives’ base salaries to make up the difference. In fact, the board did so just last year, giving CEO Margaret DeFrancisco a $67,000 raise.