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Nov. 18

November 18, 2011 --

Undercover ATL officer says she was violated during undercover operation New rule for Dem lawmakers: Don’t talk to feds without GOP lawyer present Report: Morrow police chief asleep at wheel before DUI

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. 12

August 12, 2011 --

Mistrial, acquittals in AL corruption trial of ex-GA legislative aide Special prosecutor assigned to investigate Muscogee Co. judges APS billed over $125K for Beverly Hall’s legal fees Dem leader threatens colleagues who back GOP redistricting plan 1,760 GA elected officials skirt financial disclosure deadline Augusta city administrator rejects calls for resignation

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

April 13

April 13, 2011 --

Senate OKs sale of out-of-state health policies Ex-prosecutor to probe Gwinnett schools’ land deals Sen. Staton hands off GOP whip duties amid e-mail allegations Columbus rec services manager faces firing Suit challenges Augusta’s purchasing practices Legis committee recommends hiking JQC budget House OKs bills to close ethics loopholes OSHA fines Doraville hair, beauty supply businesses

Oxendine postponing refunds of campaign cash

Oxendine postponing refunds of campaign cash
January 18, 2011 --

Jan. 18, 2011 — Under Georgia law, candidates must give back campaign donations for an election they don’t ultimately qualify for. It just doesn’t say when. That provision — some might call it a loophole — may leave John Oxendine with a half-million-dollar legal defense fund to fight pending ethics charges. But Oxendine’s access to that money relies on a somewhat tenuous interpretation of Georgia’s campaign finance law.

Oct. 31

October 31, 2010 --

Grand jury: Gwinnett commission out of control Tea parties, GOP heading for ethics clash in Ga.

Sept. 13

September 13, 2010 --

MARTA audit shows wasted money Zoo Atlanta told to review protocols after venomous snake’s escape Analysis: Abuse charges show how tables now turned on GOP

Incumbents thrive by donating their dollars

Incumbents thrive by donating their dollars
July 26, 2010 --

The top three Republicans in the Georgia House — all now going or gone from their seats — held on to power in part by giving $1.4 million since 2005 to other GOP candidates and causes. Then scandal brought down Speaker Glenn Richardson. Several dozen Georgia legislators from both parties want to cap donations from one candidate to another, but they may have an uphill battle.

July 12

July 12, 2010 --

Lawsuit: Legislator sought mortgage break for brother Sewage in the Hooch costs Douglas Co. 1.5 cents per gallon Candidates spar over ethics at GOP debate Ga. developing new day-care improvement system

June 6

June 6, 2010 --

ATL schools defy bid rules on wireless contracts Real estate, development interests bankroll GOP’s Eric Johnson

April 21

April 21, 2010 --

Expert: Augusta nuclear reactor flawed House votes for school board ethics measure Ethics bill to come up for vote Wednesday 2nd District GOP chair resigns after impartiality questioned Milton wants to depoliticize ethics process