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Walter Broadnax, ex-Clark Atlanta U. president: $1,149,666

Walter Broadnax, ex-Clark Atlanta U. president: $1,149,666
November 16, 2010 --

Walter Broadnax more than doubled his compensation in 2009, making him the best-paid university president in Georgia and one of 30 nationally to top $1 million at private schools. That total reportedly includes an undetermined amount of retirement and bonus pay.

Gary Black, agriculture commissioner-elect: $154,000

Gary Black, agriculture commissioner-elect: $154,000
November 3, 2010 --

Georgia’s new agriculture commissioner, Gary Black, reported income of $154,000 in 2009 from his cattle farm in Jackson County and his job at the Georgia Agribusiness Council. He’ll earn about $120,000 as ag commissioner.

High court suspends Twiggs judge WITH pay

May 14, 2010 --

Twiggs County Probate Judge Kenneth Fowler was suspended with pay this morning by the Georgia Supreme Court. A state oversight panel pushed for Fowler’s removal last month after he removed two probation officers from his courtroom. Fowler said the two men, who had testified about his courtroom behavior, seemed to have a “vendetta” against him. Overseers argued he was trying to intimidate the men in case they were required to testify in any future proceedings regarding his status as a judge.

Bill: 1 government paycheck should be enough for lawmakers

Bill: 1 government paycheck should be enough for lawmakers
March 16, 2010 --
Rep. Bob Smith may be the Maytag repairman of the Georgia General Assembly. He’s taken on the lonely task of trying to cut off the second government paycheck collected by some of his colleagues. If lawmakers are truly interested in ethics reform bills, says the six-term Republican, “this has to be one of them.”