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Jan. 29

January 29, 2011 --

Key cards a clue in DeKalb cheating investigation Jury awards $1.4M for MARTA escalator injury APD chief: No decision yet to disband Red Dogs Roy Barnes on Citizens United decision: ‘What a crock’ DeKalb frees man mistakenly kept behind bars Atty General questions closed Savannah Council meeting Fired Forsyth Co. official files another appeal

Oct. 15

October 15, 2010 --

Deal to return excess contributions Officials: Deal granted no favors in road request Roy Barnes amends tax returns Athens-Clarke Commission candidate investigated

Did partisan $$$ swing non-partisan mayor’s race?

Did partisan $$$ swing non-partisan mayor's race?
September 12, 2010 --

Countless Atlantans volunteered for Kasim Reed last fall, helping a second-place candidate win the top job in city government. But, in a tight nonpartisan race, partisan campaigning may have been the critical ingredient that vaulted him past Mary Norwood. The Georgia Democratic Party spent at least $165,000 to attack her and contribute to an unprecedented 8 percent jump […]

Common Cause: Most top candidates back limits on lobbyist gifts

July 13, 2010 --

Most major candidates for governor back a limit on lobbyists’ gifts to legislators and on inter-campaign cash transfers, a new survey shows. Both measures drew support from leading candidates except for Thurbert Baker and John Oxendine, who have not yet responded to the survey. “It looks like from this list here … that the new governor will be somebody who stands behind these reforms,” Common Cause director Bill Bozarth said.

Irvin to GOP lawmakers: Ethics was ‘our core creed … until we took over’

Irvin to GOP lawmakers: Ethics was 'our core creed ... until we took over'
January 25, 2010 --

Former House minority leader Bob Irvin chastised Republicans in the Georgia Legislature on Monday for failing to make good on the GOP’s longstanding promise of sweeping ethics reform in state government. “Ethics was part of our core creed for 30 years,” Irvin, now chairman of Common Cause Georgia, said in testimony before a joint House and Senate Ethics panel. “It was our core creed, it seems, until we took over.”

Jan. 13

January 13, 2010 --

Grady medical director resigns over safety issues CO of Navy Supply Corps School fired Roy Barnes’ backing of 2000 law a bonanza for his gubernatorial campaign Violations uncovered at assisted-living facilities 2009 a record year for EPA enforcement in Southeast Conspiracy rumors fly over DeKalb school investigation Watchdog: ‘Timing is right’ for ethics bills

Three contractors profited as DOT’s debt soared, auditors say

Three contractors profited as DOT's debt soared, auditors say
July 28, 2009 --

Three highway contractors reaped the proceeds as the Georgia Department of Transportation ran up billions of dollars in unconstitutional deficits, state auditors say. Between them, the three companies since 2002 made nearly $2.4 billion off state DOT contracts.

Judge fines Atlanta’s Jim Maddox $6,650

Judge fines Atlanta's Jim Maddox $6,650
April 13, 2009 --

A judge has ordered Atlanta City Councilman Jim Maddox (right) to pay a $6,650 fine for failing to report tens of thousands of dollars in campaign expenditures. Maddox, a councilman for 32 years, filed three reports indicating his campaign spent no money during the last six months of 2005. He amended the reports several months […]