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June 9

June 9, 2011 --

Strong reaction to ATL city clerk’s ethics violations Deal declines to disclose inaugural spending Five school boards could face hearings ATL to release names of airport contract evaluators Man accuses Red Dog unit of inappropriate search

June 8

June 8, 2011 --

Group calls for reforms in private school scholarship program ATL City Clerk fined for ethics violations Ogeechee fish kill prompts lawsuit Judge resigns after DUI arrest Group calls for limits on contractors’ campaign contributions

State Ethics Commission dives down the rabbit hole — again

State Ethics Commission dives down the rabbit hole -- again
December 6, 2010 --

The State Ethics Commission in coming months will talk to the governor, the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the House about their alleged ethics violations. At roughly the same time, the agency’s leadership will ask these very same officials for more money to fulfill its mission and to restore powers that have been stripped away in recent years. This would make sense in only two places: the Georgia Capitol and Alice’s Wonderland. You can decide where the hatter is madder.

Sept. 9

September 9, 2010 --

Firm linked to Barnes did state business ATL overhauls beleaguered water dept. in wake of billing fiasco Perdue names Teilhet to lead troubled public defender system Judge upholds Fayette commissioner’s ethics violations Questionable commuting expense costing ATL taxpayers Rockdale candidate has history of court cases Workers voice ills outside Augusta VA hospital Warner Robins mayor […]

Aug. 12

August 12, 2010 --

Newt Gingrich’s 2nd wife on his money woes, his philandering, his meltdown Fulton judge worked 8-hour weeks Women say judge’s groping illegal Report: 472 undocumented students at Georgia colleges Overpopulation remains a problem at Fulton Co. jail Lithonia woman: South River runoff threatens health, home Opinion: State reporting of ethics violations lacking Judge puts off […]

Common Cause: Ethics bill includes junket protection, gadfly intimidation

Common Cause: Ethics bill includes junket protection, gadfly intimidation
March 31, 2010 --

Call it the 2010 Georgia Junket Protection Act. Ethics legislation pushed by House Speaker David Ralston would exempt lobbyists from having to disclose what they spend to fly, feed and house lawmakers attending their annual conventions, which often seem to be held in warm, sunny climes near a large body of water. In this way and several others, Common Cause Georgia says, the state’s ethics laws are about to take several giant steps backward.

March 29

March 29, 2010 --

U.S. House panel accuses Deal of ethics violations Others cut but Legislature’s spending up Head Start pay hikes stimulate criticism Forsyth County demotes fire marshal