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  • Juvenile code revision dead for 2012

    March 27, 2012 --

    Juvenile justice reform in Georgia is dead, at least for 2012. Lingering questions about the state’s cost for prosecutors and public defenders in juvenile courts scuttled the bill Monday at the 11th hour.

    Feb. 20

    February 20, 2011 --

    Oxendine’s 11th-hour actions assailed APS denies trying to obstruct cheating probe Electric co-op leader made his mark Clayton Co. commissioner charged with DUI Leaders: Power draws lobbyist attention Why are deputies driving for Clayton Co. chairman?

    Don’t let Proctor flip ‘rigid digit’ at state, ethics panel urged

    February 15, 2010 --

    Robert Proctor was a state ethics commissioner so briefly that he never got to attend a meeting. Even though he’s gone, commissioners were told today, he should not be forgotten. Proctor resigned for “health reasons” last week after insisting he had never been properly notified of an old ethics fine and therefore did not intend to pay it. In doing so, Proctor is “essentially giving this commission and the citizens of this state the rigid digit,” said Frank Moore, an attorney who has sparred with him in court.

    11th-hour change may muzzle ethics agency

    April 6, 2009 --

    By JIM WALLS April 6, 2009 — Georgia legislators, in the final hours of their 2009 session on Friday, appear to have muzzled the agency that monitors their compliance with campaign finance laws. Last-minute changes to Senate Bill 168 redefined the powers of the State Ethics Commission, which enforces laws governing financial disclosure for political […]