Aug. 17, 2012 — If there’s a better way to piss off students and journalists than letting a condescending adman tell students how to run their newspaper, I can’t imagine what it would be. That, I would guess, is why UGA’s Harry Montevideo makes the big bucks. Montevideo — publisher of the Red & Black, whose key editorial staffers walked out this week — collected nearly $190,000 in salary a year ago from the non-profit that runs the student paper, tax records show.
GDOT employee accused of accepting bribes Report finds no impropriety in Gwinnett schools’ land purchases State asked to halt tax-supported scholarships for private schools ATL ethics officer resigns to take job with GA Supreme Court
Many Georgia students have enrolled in public school in recent years without ever attending class, solely to take advantage of a 2008 state law creating tax-subsidized scholarships for pupils in private schools. Legislators have described that practice as a legal but unintended consequence of the statute, which was purportedly intended to give children in failing public schools the chance for a private education that they otherwise couldn’t afford. But, in a report released today, critics charge the law creating so-called “student scholarship organizations” (SSOs) was crafted specifically to help pay for students to remain in private school.
Rep. Earl Ehrhart knows how to take care of his own. Ehrhart — CEO of a non-profit group that helps donors get state tax credits for gifts to religious schools — sponsored a new law in 2011 that raises the limit on those credits and eases restrictions on how contributions may be spent. The Cobb County lawmaker has never disclosed his role with the non-profit on disclosure forms mandated by state law.
Scholarships went to people tied to Ga. congressman Deal discloses finances again, says he’s not insolvent Beazer Homes fraud settlement questioned Ga. 400 tolls to be extended to 2020
Deal could face financial insolvency after backing family business 7 other Bishop scholarships drawing scrutiny Five Ga. banks behind on TARP ‘Bodies’ exhibit promoter reaches deal with Missouri AG Athens preservation ordinance ineffective 2nd DeKalb school board member reprimanded Clayton Co. targets double-dipping by tax commissioner’s office
Sanford Bishop steered scholarships to family Disabled Georgians sue over program cuts DeKalb: ‘Accreditation is safe’; lawmakers not so sure State Board of Education adopts governance, ethics standards Still no sale of Golf Hall property DA names special prosecutor for Warner Robins councilman