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Nov. 3

November 3, 2011 --

Five ATL schools placed under state direction Company slammed for giving jobs to inmates serving life Lawmakers grill TSA over Atlanta airport security breach Audit: PSC does little to protect Georgians from bogus movers Third worker says Cain harassed her Albany mayor looks into chase policy after death East Point auditing to ensure sewer charges […]

Sept. 6

September 6, 2011 --

APS test-fraud detectives drawing scrutiny Lawsuits possible over canceled airport procurement Some fear utilities influenced Macon-area water plan PSC reviews rural phone subsidies

Aug. 25

August 25, 2011 --

PSC member’s pursuit of Masters tickets improper, critics say Columbus judge denies tipping off officials about FBI probe Albany investigator: Cheating found ‘in every school we’ve been to’ Opinion: Our watchdog role in redistricting

July 30

July 30, 2011 --

Draft map puts Savannah congressman in another’s district PSC’s Tim Echols defends his travel expenses AG cites Forsyth Co. for Open Meetings violation  

July 27

July 27, 2011 --

PSC member draws questions over expenses State suspends hearing, lets APS board keep jobs SunTrust subsidiaries fined by regulator

Nov. 18

November 18, 2010 --

Highly paid PSC officials not showing up at the office Superintendent: Inequities at DeKalb schools Chattooga County lawmaker fined to settle voting investigation Kenerly will keep pay despite suspension

March 30

March 30, 2010 --

Deal: Complaint part of political conspiracy Telecom, PSC bills survive Earthlink to pay $3.7M to settle suit over early termination fees Casey Cagle may have some explaining to do Homeless liaison’s salary under fire Audit clears Gainesville schools of wrongdoing

Feb. 20

February 20, 2010 --

Athens Navy school commander ousted over response to party Audit: Security Bank’s failure tied to risky loan unit Advocates: Consumers lack voice at PSC as big utility rate cases loom Macon TV station denies staging story of River Edge medical records An endless free feast fuels state lawmakers

Nov. 4

November 4, 2009 --

STIMULUS WATCH: Pay raises counted as saved jobs Why violent suspects go free without posting bond Forbes; Atlanta ‘the most toxic’ U.S. city PSC opens investigation of bus company carrying Morehouse band Racial profiling alleged in suspensions at Cobb’s Wheeler High School Police chief of Sparks arrested in Lawrenceville Judge: Evidence lacking to oust Pendergrass […]

Baker: PSC’s vote for new chairman broke Georgia law

June 8, 2009 --

Attorney General Thurbert Baker ruled today that Georgia’s utility-regulating agency acted illegally last month when it chose a new chairman. Baker ruled that state law establishing the process for choosing a chairman is constitutional and the commission did not have the authority to rule otherwise. The PSC now must decide whether to abide by the […]

Update: Judge rolls back clock, ethics fine

Update: Judge rolls back clock, ethics fine
May 13, 2009 --

Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald Jr. (right) should pay a sharply reduced fine for campaign disclosure violations, a judge has recommended. The judge ruled that McDonald’s campaign committed 169 violations of disclosure requirements after his losing 2002 campaign for the PSC, as investigators for the State Ethics Commission had contended. But administrative law judge […]

PSC member seeks opinion on legality of chairmanship

PSC member seeks opinion on legality of chairmanship
May 6, 2009 --

A Georgia Public Service Commission member asked Attorney General Thurbert Baker today whether the commission’s vote for a two-year term for its new chairman was legal. Georgia law says PSC chairmen serve for one-year terms, but the PSC voted 3-2 Tuesday to name Stan Wise as new chair for two years. Another member — Doug […]