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Aug. 19

August 19, 2011 --

Lawmakers approve new legislative districts; Dems accuse GOP of ‘resegregating’ Ga. Opinion: A plan to oust white Democrats from the Legislature APD officers with lapsed training may have jeopardized decades of cases 3rd parent claims Fulton Co. schools covered up abuse Bowers, Wilson named assistant DA’s to probe Dougherty Co. cheating

Aug. 9

August 9, 2011 --

NAACP suit: Fayette Co. disenfranchises blacks Death rates worse at two ATL hospitals $645K in bonuses paid to APS schools named in cheating scandal Ex-APS official ousted in Texas Dem leader accuses GOP of ‘purging’ white Democrats DeKalb commissioner grants raise as county axes jobs Family Commission Director Resigns, Office may be restructured

Deal on CREW’s ‘most embarrassing’ list for 2010

Deal on CREW's 'most embarrassing' list for 2010
December 16, 2010 --

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal left Congress this year but still made the list of 2010’s “most embarrassing re-elects” compiled by a Washington advocacy group. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which filed the 2009 complaint that led to a congressional ethics investigation of Deal, described him as a “new governor to watch” in a just-released report.

Oct. 20

October 20, 2010 --

Troy Davis must appeal directly to Supreme Court DeKalb DA candidate was suspended by State Bar — twice Publisher of North Fulton’s Beacon newspaper is on candidate’s payroll Marietta schools to close food warehouse, retrain staff Anti-immigration group with alleged ‘Nazi ties’ backed 2 Ga. congressmen State, feds reach mental health settlement Barnes campaign ad […]

Caucuses’ spending limits fuzzy

Caucuses' spending limits fuzzy
September 20, 2010 --

Former lobbyist Rusty Kidd, voters were told last year, once paid for strippers to entertain legislators on a jaunt to Daufuskie Island, S.C.: “He used young women as a tool to get what he wanted and make money.” The House and Senate Democratic caucuses since last year have spent at least $110,000 on attacks like […]

Rules panel rejects gift limits, moves ethics bill on

Rules panel rejects gift limits, moves ethics bill on
April 20, 2010 --

UPDATE: The ethics bill was recommitted just now (12:20 p.m. Wednesday) to the Rules Committee. Not sure what’s up with that. We’ll find out when the committee meets at 1:30 p.m.

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The House Rules Committee today pushed ahead with Speaker David Ralston’s ethics bill after rejecting Democrats’ drive for a $50 cap on gifts from lobbyists. The panel scheduled the bill, tweaked just before the meeting, for debate by the full House on Wednesday. Procedurally, the measure was passed in such a way that it cannot be amended on the House floor.

Jan. 12

January 12, 2010 --

Sen. Hudgens faces ethics complaint over transferred campaign funds Fayetteville bank failure follows pattern of regulatory inaction Ethics proposals offered by Republicans, Democrats DeKalb school workers protest superintendent’s raise Second GA county likely to lose school accreditation Regent to pay $500K to settle Fort Valley case

Dec. 11

December 11, 2009 --

Democrats announce new ethics legislation Last chance for the House ‘old guard’? College Park loans $130,000 to restaurant filing for bankruptcy State taken to task on water goals Recall effort looks to unseat 3 Gwinnett commissioners Seven Atlanta, Fulton County educators banned in test cheating scandal Congressman Tom Price releases his list of worst federal […]

FEC clears congressman, blogger of violating campaign laws

FEC clears congressman, blogger of violating campaign laws
October 12, 2009 --

The Federal Election Commission has issued a “no reason to believe” decision in a complaint against U.S. Rep. David Scott, political blogger Andre Walker and Scott’s campaign treasurer, Hammerin’ Hank Aaron. The complaint, filed in March, charges Walker blogged favorably about Scott’s re-election campaign without disclosing $2,950 in payments from the campaign. The FEC’s general counsel accepted Scott’s explanation that the money was for maintaining the campaign Web site and no other purpose.

GA Democratic Party reports 11% dip in fund-raising

GA Democratic Party reports 11% dip in fund-raising
July 10, 2009 --

The Georgia Democratic Party collected about 11 percent less in the first half of 2009 than in the same period in 2007. The party has raised about a hair over $600,000 this year. Anne Cox Chambers (right), who owns the biggest share of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV through Cox Enterprises, is among the biggest donors.