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Sept. 21

September 21, 2011 --

General Assembly cut $80K check over discrimination complaint APS spends nearly $700K fighting abuse claim Ga. owes $720M for unemployment insurance Ex-medical board chair accused of misusing vaccines Cobb EMC fights disclosure of ex-CEO’s pay Church leader admits taking money in questionable mortgage scheme Ethics charge on Lucas’ Facebook posts rejected

Sept. 20

September 20, 2011 --

Ga. bid to relax insurance spending rule draws fire Judge modifies requirements to comply with Fulton Jail order

Audit: ATL inspection records shoddy for utilities’ road repairs

Audit: ATL inspection records shoddy for utilities' road repairs
April 20, 2011 --

Y’know those nasty metal plates in the road that can mangle your tires and mess up your car’s alignment? Atlanta’s auditor says city workers often don’t inspect them and, if they did, wouldn’t even know who’s responsible for correcting problems with them. Damage claims for right-of-way activity cost Atlanta $218,000 last year.

March 28

March 28, 2011 --

Very tough love in Brunswick drug court Insurance agents in Legislature get test exemptions Auditor questions cost of ATL Municipal Court Legislators pass fewer tax breaks this year Board system questioned at Augusta City Hall

March 11

March 11, 2011 --

Arbitrators: Developer should pay $43M to FDIC, banks UGA professor scolded for failing to report harassment ATL superintendent’s personal e-mails subpoenaed Open gov’t law rewrite unlikely to pass this session House passes patients’ ‘right to know’ on malpractice insurance Forsyth County backs off ethics amendments 3 Columbus Parks & Rec defendants get no jail time

Feb. 22

February 22, 2011 --

Commissioner seeks to fix Oxendine insurance waiver Plant Vogtle reactors lack wetland credits Higher qualifying fees to fund judicial oversight? Judge orders APS to halt investigation Millions in fees could revert to local 911 centers N. Ga. inn once connected to politicians faces foreclosure

Jan. 14

January 14, 2011 --

Cobb case prods new push for EMC changes Insurance co. won’t underwrite bond for Savannah’s acting city manager Ex-coach’s reverse-bias suit against Savannah State moves slowly

Perdue’s COO settles ethics complaint over disclosures

Perdue's COO settles ethics complaint over disclosures
December 1, 2010 --

Jim Lientz, Gov. Sonny Perdue’s former chief operating officer, has apparently settled a 4-year-old ethics complaint alleging he had failed to fully disclose his personal financial interests. Details have not been released, but a consent order with Lientz is on the agenda for the State Ethics Commission’s meeting tomorrow. Consent orders typically involve payment of a fine.

Hudgens discloses $100K loan to campaign, admits oversight

Hudgens discloses $100K loan to campaign, admits oversight
July 14, 2010 --

Sen. Ralph Hudgens says he loaned his campaign the money to pay for two weeks of TV ads but neglected to file the necessary last-minute disclosures. The Madison County Republican, a candidate for state insurance commissioner, says he could file complaints against several opponents if he chose, but “I want to honor Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment of ‘Speak no ill of your Republican brothers.'”

June 18

June 18, 2010 --

100 ATL school employees implicated in CRCT cheating scandal University System’s chancellor sucked into BP oil disaster Peach State car insurance expensive Judge limits Ethics Commission hearing into Oxendine NLRB blocks union vote at Coca-Cola Enterprises

Doug MacGinnitie, Secretary of State candidate: $24,547

Doug MacGinnitie, Secretary of State candidate: $24,547
June 14, 2010 --

Doug MacGinnitie reported income of less than $25,000 last year, but that was still enough to buy a $2.2 million home in Sandy Springs.

May 22

May 22, 2010 --

Controversial N.Ga. highway project could soon move forward Caught on tape: Canton officers’ convenience store rant Insurance audit upsets faculty, staff A former ATL cop speaks out against flawed Citizen review Board