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Senate GOP PAC raised $276K over 20 months without disclosure

Senate GOP PAC raised $276K over 20 months without disclosure
February 10, 2015 --

Feb. 10, 2015 — A 2005 amendment to Georgia’s campaign finance law was meant to give smaller donors a break on filing public disclosures. A decade later, though, Senate Republicans applied the law to their own PAC, raising $276,000 over a 20-month period before disclosing even a penny of it.

“It’s incredibly disappointing that the law is so weak that $250,000-plus can be raised without being reported for so long,” said William Perry, executive director of the good-government advocacy group Common Cause Georgia. “This is a glaring example of how far we have to go in Georgia for fairer disclosure.”

March 16

March 16, 2011 --

DEA seizes Ga.’s supply of execution drug Beazer directors sued over compensation Deal signs law reversing ruling on who’s a lobbyist Clayton Co. DA: Commissioners broke law 30,000 water bill complaints filed with ATL Bibb pays ex-magistrate $50K to settle whistleblower claim Lilburn police chief resigns, collects severance, after complaints Coca-Cola shareholders to have ‘say on […]

Feb. 25

February 25, 2011 --

APS principal salaries far outpace neighboring districts’ Recommended lottery payments for HOPE not being met Indian state allows claims against Coca-Cola Attorney general pledges to strengthen sunshine laws Pharmacy ruling shields Regents Bill would allow utilities to back political races

Deal refunds $130K in excess donations cited in ethics complaint

Deal refunds $130K in excess donations cited in ethics complaint
November 2, 2010 --

Gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal has refunded $130,000 in campaign contributions that allegedly exceeded the legal limit. A campaign disclosure filed shortly before midnight Monday shows Deal returned many of the contributions cited in an Oct. 19 complaint to the State Ethics Commission. The refunds included more than $80,000 from three businessmen in Lawrenceville, Helena and Moultrie.

June 18

June 18, 2010 --

100 ATL school employees implicated in CRCT cheating scandal University System’s chancellor sucked into BP oil disaster Peach State car insurance expensive Judge limits Ethics Commission hearing into Oxendine NLRB blocks union vote at Coca-Cola Enterprises

March 3

March 3, 2010 --

Residents sue Atlanta over ‘illegal’ pension changes Coca-Cola faces new violence claims in Guatemala Fla. convicts told to apply for nursing jobs in GA SEC puts Synovus under informal inquiry Board: Ex-Milton official violated ethics code SCLC board to consider removing member Saturday DeKalb school board toughening ethics policy?

Oct. 31

October 31, 2009 --

Controversial Emory researcher Nemeroff leaving Columbus postmaster suspended during criminal probe Environmentalists cry foul over new EPD boss Doctors resign from AAFP over Coca-Cola alliance David Poythress and the failure of American United Bank Columbus City Council defends locking door

GA GOP fund-raising down 29%, but more cash on hand

GA GOP fund-raising down 29%, but more cash on hand
July 2, 2009 --

Georgia’s Republican Party has reported raised $684,741 this year. That’s down 29 percent from the amount raised in the first six months of 2007 (the last off-election year). On the other hand, the party reported $2.2 million in the bank. That’s about four times as much as the state GOP had on hand two years ago at this time. The biggest single donors, at $50,000, were Bernie (right) and Wilma Marcus. So who were the party’s other big donors?