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Oct. 18

October 18, 2011 --

Airport proposals due soon after two firms botched paperwork Probe: 3 Augusta firefighters violated policies Covington mayoral candidate drops out after sign theft

Michael Lomax, United Negro College Fund CEO: $1.27 million

Michael Lomax, United Negro College Fund CEO: $1.27 million
December 6, 2010 --

Michael Lomax, former Fulton County Commission chairman, has done quite well for himself since leaving town. He’s served since 2004 as president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, which paid Lomax $1,271,938 last year. That sum included base pay of about $354,000, a partial retirement package of $686,000 and another $96,000 toward his next retirement package, which vests in 2012.

Ethics panel: Limits apply to candidates’ donations after all

Ethics panel: Limits apply to candidates' donations after all
September 2, 2010 --

The State Ethics Commission ruled today that political campaigns may not give unlimited amounts of donations to other campaigns, reversing a position it took just two weeks ago. On Aug. 17, the commission dismissed a complaint over a $10,000 contribution to Warner Robins mayoral candidate Chuck Chalk late last year, holding that state law might exempt political candidates from contribution limits. But the commission said today that other language in the statute caps those types of donations.

Aug. 29

August 29, 2010 --

‘Lite’ investigation of ATL test cheating Ex-Cartersville mayoral candidate arrested by U.S. marshals Fired teacher ready to move beyond lawsuit

AG asked: Does law limit candidates’ donations to other campaigns?

AG asked: Does law limit candidates' donations to other campaigns?
August 25, 2010 --

Attorney General Thurbert Baker has been asked to opine on whether political campaigns may make unlimited financial contributions to other campaigns. A decision by the State Ethics Commission last week raised the possibility that unopposed candidates with fat campaign accounts could give unlimited amounts to candidates in close races, creating a legal path to circumvent contribution limits.

Ethics panel slaps ex-speaker’s wrist, waffles on some donation limits

Ethics panel slaps ex-speaker's wrist, waffles on some donation limits
August 17, 2010 --

Former House Speaker Glenn Richardson must pay a $500 fine, but his political fund may keep $219,915 that was transferred improperly from his campaign account last year, the State Ethics Commission ruled today. The panel also dismissed a separate case, ruling that state law may place no limits on campaign contributions from one candidate to another.

Nov. 11

November 11, 2009 --

Lawsuit claims prison guard got away with inmate rape ATL mayoral candidate explains late tax payments Special prosecutor sought to investigate N.Ga. judge Six more educators in test scandal may face sanctions Case could decide whether Ga. can afford the death penalty

Oct. 27

October 27, 2009 --

AARP sues over gas pipeline surcharge Conyers mayoral candidate pleads guilty to felony Carroll commission chairman admits, settles election law violation Marietta council candidate owes $70,000 in back taxes Handel, Evans reach ethics compromise

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 Commission drops Lisa Borders lobbying complaint

Ethics Commission drops Lisa Borders lobbying complaint
May 1, 2009 --

The state has dropped an ethics investigation of Atlanta mayoral candidate Lisa Borders (right) because the person who filed the complaint could not prove misconduct. Borders, who is president of the Atlanta City Council, was accused of improperly lobbying Georgia legislators to pass a so-called “private cities” bill on behalf of her then-employer, Cousins Properties. […]