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  • July 22-26, 2013

    July 26, 2013 --

    Scared Straight continues, despite misgivings Bidders get do-overs after questions raised on state benefits contract Whistle-blower against DeKalb employees believes he was targeted Fulton chief judge: Report judicial corruption to investigators State fines car dealers after I-Team report Cumming maintains in court that it did not violate open meetings law Judge: Don’t reinstate 2 suspended […]

    July 16-21

    July 23, 2013 --

    Scope of juvenile justice abuse claims widens Nathan Deal’s salvage yard could be fueling another controversy ATL schools outspend others on administration Ralston forms group to study Ga. forfeiture laws TV investigation of private security traffic stops leads to state probe Failure to function: What happens to no-shows at ATL Municipal Court? South Georgia lawmaker […]

    Deal’s pals’ PAC collected $327K+ with no disclosure

    Deal's pals' PAC collected $327K+ with no disclosure
    July 19, 2013 --

    July 19, 2013 — A political committee run by close associates of Gov. Nathan Deal has pocketed at least $327,500 since 2012 without reporting it, apparently skirting disclosure rules and the federal tax code.

    Major benefactors of the committee, Real PAC, include health-care interests seeking tens of millions — even billions — of dollars in business with state government. One donor, WellCare of Georgia, gave Real PAC $50,000 on the same day that state Medicaid officials said they planned to extend WellCare’s $1 billion-a-year contract for two years.

    July 1-15

    July 15, 2013 --

    Security at DeKalb CEO’s home pegged at $1.6 million Buyer of Deal’s business in state tax dispute Ga. regulators accept meals, golf from industry Ga. limit on lobbying gifts doesn’t apply to all Warrants issued for Cherokee Co. school board member, 2 others Custody experts avoid questions about huge bills in one case ATL city […]

    Balfour’s fund-raising plummets with GBI probe pending

    Balfour's fund-raising plummets with GBI probe pending
    July 8, 2013 --

    July 8, 2013 — Sen. Don Balfour has learned — the hard way — what a difference a year can make. Balfour today reported collecting just $2,000 in political donations for the first six months of 2013, following his demotion to chairing the Senate Reapportionment Committee. For the same period in each of the previous two years, he pulled in $137,000.