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January 9, 2012 --

Some mentally disabled lose services Poor, but feeding the rich, in Atlanta Augusta still paying outside law firms

Borders’ 2008 tax return shows $119K income

Borders' 2008 tax return shows $119K income
October 22, 2009 --

Atlanta mayoral candidate Lisa Borders released tax records today that show she earned about $119,000 in 2008. A spokeswoman said the bulk of Borders’ income came from a consulting business that worked on bringing women’s pro basketball to Atlanta. Borders challenged her opponents to disclose their own tax returns, but no one’s coughed ’em up yet.

Ethics panel sets Sept. 11 deadline for top-job seekers

Ethics panel sets Sept. 11 deadline for top-job seekers
August 27, 2009 --

The State Ethics Commission today opened a two-week window for job applicants who want to be the state’s new top ethics enforcer. The commission hopes to interview three finalists in public at its Oct. 15 meeting. When Rick Thompson was chosen in 2006, candidates were interviewed in closed session. Senior assistant attorney general Stefan Ritter described that today as “not the best practice.”

Update: Judge rolls back clock, ethics fine

Update: Judge rolls back clock, ethics fine
May 13, 2009 --

Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald Jr. (right) should pay a sharply reduced fine for campaign disclosure violations, a judge has recommended. The judge ruled that McDonald’s campaign committed 169 violations of disclosure requirements after his losing 2002 campaign for the PSC, as investigators for the State Ethics Commission had contended. But administrative law judge […]

PSC’s McDonald faces $25K ethics fine

March 23, 2009 --

Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald is looking at a possible $24,850 fine for campaign finance violations during his 2002 race against Angela Speir. McDonald failed to report $46,000 in campaign contributions and $76,000 in spending from that race, a state investigator testified today.