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Sept. 27

September 27, 2011 --

Cobb EMC’s ex-CEO was paid millions Rome officer fired after man left paralyzed by Taser Alpharetta candidates say they’ll pony up for concert tix Cobb Co. chairman: Incentives best offered in secret Environmentalists: DeKalb not doing enough about grease in pipes Rep. Craig Gordon’s company settles state liens Judge throws out 3rd ethics charge against […]

HOPE scholarship revamp slashes lottery bonuses, but …

HOPE scholarship revamp slashes lottery bonuses, but ...
March 28, 2011 --

Controversial bonuses paid to Georgia Lottery employees could be whacked by 90 percent or more under Georgia’s new HOPE scholarship law. But there’s nothing to stop the lottery board from jacking up executives’ base salaries to make up the difference. In fact, the board did so just last year, giving CEO Margaret DeFrancisco a $67,000 raise.

Margaret DeFrancisco, Ga. Lottery CEO: $496,776

Margaret DeFrancisco, Ga. Lottery CEO: $496,776
March 10, 2011 --

The head of the Georgia Lottery made about a half-million dollars last year, but you wouldn’t know it if you checked salary data on the state auditor’s website. Open.Georgia.gov shows Margaret DeFrancisco was paid $353,500 in salary in FY2010. What it doesn’t tell you is that the lottery paid her a bonus of $143,276 last year. What’s up with that?

July 19

July 19, 2009 --

DeKalb kids denied chance at state swim meet Little banks shared risk, take big hit Senator’s claim that he was coached ‘in no way’ in doubt No downturn for PACs Buyers on hook after Kia dealership shuts doors EPD hearing set for coal-fired plant in Early County Another view: Georgia incentives are bad business