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May 17

May 17, 2011 --

Delta rolls out platinum upgrades for top Republicans ATL council sued for alleged Open Meetings violations Savannah, Statesboro councils sued for meeting without notice Ga. ag chief proposes fines for food safety violations

Deal on CREW’s ‘most embarrassing’ list for 2010

Deal on CREW's 'most embarrassing' list for 2010
December 16, 2010 --

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal left Congress this year but still made the list of 2010’s “most embarrassing re-elects” compiled by a Washington advocacy group. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which filed the 2009 complaint that led to a congressional ethics investigation of Deal, described him as a “new governor to watch” in a just-released report.

Limits on campaign contributions could be gutted

August 23, 2010 --

Members of the State Ethics Commission are on the brink of gutting a key provision of Georgia’s campaign finance law. Their decision would allow politicians to funnel unlimited amounts of cash to other campaigns despite a law designed to limit contributions. And since most political money flows to the party in power, Republicans would be […]

Incumbents thrive by donating their dollars

Incumbents thrive by donating their dollars
July 26, 2010 --

The top three Republicans in the Georgia House — all now going or gone from their seats — held on to power in part by giving $1.4 million since 2005 to other GOP candidates and causes. Then scandal brought down Speaker Glenn Richardson. Several dozen Georgia legislators from both parties want to cap donations from one candidate to another, but they may have an uphill battle.

Jan. 12

January 12, 2010 --

Sen. Hudgens faces ethics complaint over transferred campaign funds Fayetteville bank failure follows pattern of regulatory inaction Ethics proposals offered by Republicans, Democrats DeKalb school workers protest superintendent’s raise Second GA county likely to lose school accreditation Regent to pay $500K to settle Fort Valley case