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Jan. 30

January 30, 2012 --

House leaders try to quash ethics reform HOPE changes may mean fewer women, minorities at UGA Lawmakers push to prevent redirection of state fees Auditors raise MARTA safety questions Brunswick commissioner jailed on bribery charge APS leader barred from cheating probe Mayor: Olens softening Open Meetings law UGA receives lowest rating for free-speech policies

Aug. 4

August 4, 2011 --

Audit: Georgia driver’s ed money goes elsewhere FDIC targets Alpharetta lawyer in bad loan suit Baker Co. school board moves to quash probe of finances Delta denies opposition to unions caused FAA shutdown MARTA wants race discrimination lawsuit tossed

Feb. 10

February 10, 2011 --

Legis leaders deny Dems’ request for their own redistricting office ATL cops’ widow anxious over pension letter Audit: MARTA racked up lavish expenses Savannah to AG: No secret meetings held Scrutiny reduces CRCT test problems

Jan. 29

January 29, 2011 --

Key cards a clue in DeKalb cheating investigation Jury awards $1.4M for MARTA escalator injury APD chief: No decision yet to disband Red Dogs Roy Barnes on Citizens United decision: ‘What a crock’ DeKalb frees man mistakenly kept behind bars Atty General questions closed Savannah Council meeting Fired Forsyth Co. official files another appeal

Nov. 30

November 30, 2010 --

Numerous ATL school employees admit cheating on tests State poised to buy Oaky Woods tract at twice 2004 price Vendors asked to fund party for MARTA workers Sandy Springs bank investors sue Farmers State Bank under consent order

‘Unacceptable deference to … authority’ fueled MARTA P-card abuse

'Unacceptable deference to ... authority' fueled MARTA P-card abuse
November 19, 2010 --

A “complete failure” of internal controls allowed a top MARTA aide to charge several thousand dollars of personal expenses to the transit agency, auditors reported Thursday. The aide, the executive assistant to general manager Beverly Scott, was fired in August. Auditors blamed, in part, “an unacceptable deference to positions of authority” for the long delay in detecting the problem.

MARTA overseer Chambers loses House seat

MARTA overseer Chambers loses House seat
November 3, 2010 --

Rep. Jill Chambers will be giving up her job as MARTA’s top watchdog after losing in Tuesday’s election by about 275 votes. As chair of the MARTA Oversight Committee, Chambers had questioned the transit agency’s spending on lobbyists, pay raises, consultants, fitness equipment for employees, intricate bond deals and much more. And that was all before lunchtime.

Oct. 12

October 12, 2010 --

Gwinnett commission chairman avoids indictment Ga. Perimeter College violated policy for years on non-paying students Cash-strapped MARTA spent $2,600 on food for meeting Suit alleges Bishop Long defaulted on property loan

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

Sept. 12

September 13, 2010 --

MARTA plan contributed to financial woes Warnings of Augusta VA patients’ risk discounted Cobb diverts lighting funds Chatham Co. high-risk caseload laps national standard

April 22

April 22, 2010 --

Baker won’t sue Justice Dep’t over citizenship verification MARTA kept part of lease-back deals off books Judge Caldwell admits he made inappropriate comments Mountain Circuit’s Judge Cornwell was under investigation Attorney general: Looks like budget is illegal Perdue makes ethics group’s worst governors list New CRCT cheating charge probed in Richmond County Rome city schools: […]

March 5

March 5, 2010 --

MARTA: More than half of escalators need repairing