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Ethics complaint lodged against Senate Rules chairman

March 26, 2012 --

State Sen. Don Balfour violated his oath of office and Georgia law by filing false requests for mileage reimbursements, a complaint filed with the Senate Ethics Committee alleges. Balfour in September requested mileage reimbursements for commuting to the state Capitol on several days when lobbyists said they treated him to a meal or entertainment at out-of-town conferences.

Jan. 20

January 20, 2011 --

Family to get daughter’s death certificate — 10 years late Senate leaders back Murphy despite FDIC lawsuit DeKalb groups: EPA’s sewer mandate is weak Savannah council meets without public notice

Dec. 17

December 17, 2010 --

Senate leaders object to Oaky Woods deal Ex-APD cop gets 2 years in prison DeKalb board to vote on $73K raise for superintendent Judge questions Forsyth County discharge permit

Deposed committee chair: President pro tem a socialist, lt. gov. a dictator

Deposed committee chair: President pro tem a socialist, lt. gov. a dictator
April 12, 2010 --

A defiant Preston Smith today posted this fascinating speech, in which the Rome Republican acknowledges he was removed as chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee for refusing to support the so-called hospital “bed tax.” Gov. Sonny Perdue offered the 1.45 percent tax on hospitals’ revenue to help plug a $600 million deficit in the state’s Medicaid […]