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Ex-speaker’s PAC spending remains under wraps

Ex-speaker's PAC spending remains under wraps
September 4, 2012 --

Sept. 4, 2012 — Glenn Richardson walked away from the Georgia Legislature with $220,000 in campaign funds to spend with little oversight. More than 2 1/2 years later, as he plans a run for the state Senate, he still hasn’t officially disclosed what he’s done with it. The former speaker of the House assures me, though, that he hasn’t taken a penny for himself. “I have received no checks from that,” said Richardson.

Feb. 17

February 17, 2012 --

Senate Rules Committee: The road to kill the ethics bill? Legislators level mismanagement claims at ethics commission Panel investigating 6 to 8 Georgia judges on ‘very serious charges’ More pets died on Delta than any other airline Tenants claim N. Ga. pastor is a slumlord Rural phone subsidy on the block Opinion: Breathtakingly bad approach […]

Oct. 6

October 6, 2011 --

Whistleblower suit in ATL targets major banks State looking at HOT lane changes; drivers fight back Citizens demand Ogeechee oversight

July 8

July 8, 2011 --

Ex-Gwinnett commissioner’s indictment tossed Former Cobb EMC chief reindicted on theft, racketeering charges Hospice problems raise concerns on oversight Savannah lawmaker underreports company’s state income by $1.8M Woman claims Fulton officer blackmailed her into sex Interim sup’t takes first steps to combat APS cheating scandal Governor reopens Dougherty Co. CRCT probe

Ehrhart’s bill helps non-profits (including, though undisclosed, his own)

Ehrhart's bill helps non-profits (including, though undisclosed, his own)
June 1, 2011 --

Rep. Earl Ehrhart knows how to take care of his own. Ehrhart — CEO of a non-profit group that helps donors get state tax credits for gifts to religious schools — sponsored a new law in 2011 that raises the limit on those credits and eases restrictions on how contributions may be spent. The Cobb County lawmaker has never disclosed his role with the non-profit on disclosure forms mandated by state law.

Feb. 4

February 4, 2011 --

DeKalb principal unenrolled students before CRCT Police chief’s daughter failed breath test, but no arrest Body parts stolen, sold for cash Bishop Eddie Long and Ephren Taylor Speaker’s son interning for top lobbying firm Lobbyists drop $250K+ on lawmakers in January Winning election a ticket for freebies Clayton schools’ security chief pleads guilty APS school […]

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 8

June 8, 2010 --

ATL school employees will be referred for testing violations DeKalb parents blast school board on oversight

Jan. 7

January 7, 2010 --

Atlanta audit finds spending with no oversight DeKalb school system says no to DA’s investigators Judge steps down after questions about Facebook relationship Habersham DA says judge’s acts not criminal

Oct. 9

October 9, 2009 --

MCG takes oversight of mental health hospitals Deal’s partner says they ditched state business over safety, moral concerns Broun bill would let hunters import polar bear trophies Georgia DOT drops federal stimulus road signs Judge, DA claim immunity from suit by man jailed for 6 months past release date Defense: Evidence withheld in ex-Forsyth County […]

Gwinnett impanels special grand jury to investigate land deals

Gwinnett impanels special grand jury to investigate land deals
September 24, 2009 --

Gwinnett County judges have created a special grand jury to investigate land purchases by county government, including parks and sites for libraries, highways and baseball. D.A. Danny Porter said he has already assembled details of 41 parkland buys since 2005, to be followed by particulars on purchases for libraries, rights of way and other property — “probably” including the $5 million purchase of 12 acres for the minor-league Gwinnett Braves’ stadium.

Aug. 29

August 29, 2009 --

Macon NAACP challenges ruling that ended firing oversight Court halts recall effort against Fayette commissioner busted for pot Douglas County election challenge sent to attorney general Brantley County jail beds intended to raise revenue lay empty