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April 22-28, 2013

April 28, 2013 --

Georgia law conceals information on child deaths VA hospital promises changes after audit claims mismanagement in 3 deaths Some immigrants spend weeks in solitary confinement Georgia ranks near bottom on hospital infections FAA: UPS flew improperly maintained cargo planes Regulation of fertilizer plants spotty in Georgia Parents: Police botched son’s homicide investigation Ex-judge accused by […]

Dec. 5

December 5, 2010 --

Funds for Cobb water system diverted Gas marketing company called pyramid Atlantans scoff at good news on crime State Senate leader’s work as lobbyist raises questions Decision to free Athens rape suspect stirs anger When can cops break down your door?: City to fork over $25K for APD snafu Ex-employee sues USO general for sexual […]

April 26

April 26, 2010 --

Roethlisberger case in trouble from the start Adoptions often profit execs, not families Griffin Circuit judge resigns in wake of sexual harassment claims Federal report critical of immigration detention program Corporate forces ready attack against ‘Citizens United’ legislation

Rules panel rejects gift limits, moves ethics bill on

Rules panel rejects gift limits, moves ethics bill on
April 20, 2010 --

UPDATE: The ethics bill was recommitted just now (12:20 p.m. Wednesday) to the Rules Committee. Not sure what’s up with that. We’ll find out when the committee meets at 1:30 p.m.

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The House Rules Committee today pushed ahead with Speaker David Ralston’s ethics bill after rejecting Democrats’ drive for a $50 cap on gifts from lobbyists. The panel scheduled the bill, tweaked just before the meeting, for debate by the full House on Wednesday. Procedurally, the measure was passed in such a way that it cannot be amended on the House floor.

Investigating the investigators: How House ethics panel works

Investigating the investigators: How House ethics panel works
March 12, 2010 --

By MARIAN WANG/ProPublica Tickle fights vs. groping. Salty language vs. sexual harassment. For those who’ve been following the media circus around ex-Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY), there’s been quite a lot to follow. Nonetheless, on Wednesday the House ethics committee closed its investigation into Massa, claiming his resignation rendered any findings “irrelevant” and put him “outside […]