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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.

The Gold Dome: Where budget cuts cost you money

The Gold Dome: Where budget cuts cost you money
February 7, 2011 --

Here’s a plan for making budget cuts that cost taxpayers $618,000 more every year: Replace private security guards making $77,000 a year at the state Capitol with troopers earning about nine times as much. That’s what the state Department of Public Safety did in 2010.

March 18

March 18, 2010 --

Bill targets per diem, but not for lawmakers Tax system overhaul emerges at state Capitol Bad day for public safety — three law officers, one EMT indicted Opinion: Access laws need legal remedies to work better Should DeKalb firefighter get his job back? Hall County Commission responds to allegations GBI & DA discuss possible Hall […]

Dec. 14

December 14, 2009 --

Questions over lobbyist’s relationship with Carrollton lawmaker PSC staffers criticize Georgia Power Findings of Forsyth County IT probe under review Albany official resigns to avoid possible indictment Ethics reform is likely this session due to one woman History of scandal at state Capitol