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May 22

May 22, 2012 --

Lax enforcement in personal care homes ACLU alleges right violations at several state detention centers Governor’s appointee quits over state lease Public money finds back do0r to private schools Conservative groups challenge House speaker on ethics Chattahoochee makes ‘most endangered’ list Common Cause cites cost hikes, political donations from airport vendors Report: Gwinnett animal shelter euthanized […]

Feb. 7

February 7, 2012 --

Diverted funds aid Perdue projects Corporal punishment legal in Georgia schools Karen Handel resigns from Komen after Planned Parenthood flap 9 protests filed over airport vending contracts Columbus senator backs bill to cap lobbyist gifts at $100 High court: Atlanta violated Open Meetings law ‘People still suffering’ four years after Imperial Sugar disaster Fulton tax […]

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

AG seeks sunnier open records law, admits clouds remain

August 5, 2011 --

Hearings will start this month on an overhaul of Georgia’s sunshine law that would open more meetings to the public and pull hidden public records out of private databases. Attorney General Sam Olens predicts House Bill 397 can pass the state Legislature next year, though he admitted the law doesn’t go as far as he would like.

April 5

April 5, 2011 --

Study: Recession hasn’t cut college prez’ salaries AG: Savannah Council violated Open Meetings law

June 20

June 21, 2010 --

Desperate psychiatric patients wait Opinion: Athens- Clarke leaders violate spirit of open meetings law DA: ‘Insufficient evidence’ to charge West Point councilman with vote fraud

March 19

March 19, 2010 --

Atlanta parking patrol a pain for some motorists Press group opposes change in open meetings law Top earners at UGA may see cuts in salaries Officers and rescue worker indicted in separate cases Barrels found buried at suspected dump site at state park Georgia bill sets framework for major tax changes