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Sept. 4

September 4, 2010 --

One year later, communities await FEMA flood buyouts Uninsured dialysis care in peril? Operator of Rome nursing home ordered to pay $43M for wrongful death Wellstar repays $2.7M in excess medicare reimbursements Taxpayers association calling for water dept. audit DeKalb investigating sexual harassment allegations Fate of Chuck Chalk check still unsettled

Ethics panel: Limits apply to candidates’ donations after all

Ethics panel: Limits apply to candidates' donations after all
September 2, 2010 --

The State Ethics Commission ruled today that political campaigns may not give unlimited amounts of donations to other campaigns, reversing a position it took just two weeks ago. On Aug. 17, the commission dismissed a complaint over a $10,000 contribution to Warner Robins mayoral candidate Chuck Chalk late last year, holding that state law might exempt political candidates from contribution limits. But the commission said today that other language in the statute caps those types of donations.

AG asked: Does law limit candidates’ donations to other campaigns?

AG asked: Does law limit candidates' donations to other campaigns?
August 25, 2010 --

Attorney General Thurbert Baker has been asked to opine on whether political campaigns may make unlimited financial contributions to other campaigns. A decision by the State Ethics Commission last week raised the possibility that unopposed candidates with fat campaign accounts could give unlimited amounts to candidates in close races, creating a legal path to circumvent contribution limits.