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May 29

May 29, 2012 --

Senate leader Balfour piles up freebies Stadiums’ costs outweighing revenue potential Cherokee Co. grand jury may look into deal with wood recycling company Atlanta Citizen Review Board under scrutiny Questions remain about firefighters’ air packs Ocmulgee Circuit judge retires facing investigation Reward never paid to witness in 2003 cop killing case Council member lives outside […]

Feb. 4

February 4, 2011 --

DeKalb principal unenrolled students before CRCT Police chief’s daughter failed breath test, but no arrest Body parts stolen, sold for cash Bishop Eddie Long and Ephren Taylor Speaker’s son interning for top lobbying firm Lobbyists drop $250K+ on lawmakers in January Winning election a ticket for freebies Clayton schools’ security chief pleads guilty APS school […]

21 legislators took $5K+ in freebies from lobbyists

21 legislators took $5K+ in freebies from lobbyists
January 15, 2010 --

Twenty-one Georgia legislators accepted gifts valued at $5,000 or more from lobbyists last year. Led by Senate majority leader Chip Rogers, the 21 legislators accounted for 10 percent of the $1.5 million in lobbyist handouts last year. We’re talking gift baskets, food and drink, golf, sports and concert tickets, lodging and airfare. These are the lawmakers who can’t say no.