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Feb. 4

February 4, 2012 --

No-bid airport shuttle business given to friend of ATL mayor Local non-profit hospitals doing business in Cayman Islands Report: DeKalb animal shelter disgraceful Activists partially satisfied with Republican ethics bill Bill would give water polluters option to avoid state fines Georgia National Guard’s No. 2 doesn’t meet state requirements Ex-Talbotton police chief pleads guilty to […]

Emails suggest Ohio’s new GOP-friendly maps save the party ‘millions’

Emails suggest Ohio’s new GOP-friendly maps save the party ‘millions’
December 16, 2011 --

Political parties and other powerful players use the once-a-decade redistricting process to advance their own goals — often at the expense of voters. A recently released trove of email messages from Ohio offers a rare inside glimpse into how it works. The messages, sent from June to September, show collaboration between the national GOP and state Republicans to redraw Ohio’s maps and thus cement control of both the statehouse and a majority of congressional districts.

Rep. taped talks with university over job status of ex-girlfriend

Rep. taped talks with university over job status of ex-girlfriend
December 19, 2009 --

Rep. Mark Butler secretly taped conversations with University of West Georgia officials after they fired a lobbyist who was his former girlfriend, the Carrollton Times-Georgian reports. Butler later called the university to complain, telling a secretary that her boss “had just pissed off the whole political party firing Erin. This includes Speaker of the House, Rules Chairman and Senate.”

Oct. 21

October 21, 2009 --

Ellis: Leadership changes coming to Recorders Court FAA: Some parts of new Delta lease ‘anticompetitive’ New dust rules coming after fatal Imperial Sugar blast Lessons on how to pay-to-play nice Ga. Dems target Republican ‘corruption’ Appraiser board toothless, say critics Regents sue foundation over use of MCG name System under siege after Gwinnett murder suspect […]