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Aug. 31

August 31, 2011 --

Tech: Professors owe $2M for double dipping Hosea Feed the Hungry may lose religious tax break Trial lawyers object to proposed ban on open records requests Former Beazer CFO gives back $1.4M in fraud suit Audit: 85 ATL police officers lost arrest powers Rewrite of Georgia’s sunshine laws on track AG wraps up Clayton Co. […]

July 10

July 10, 2011 --

Deal raises $559K in 1st half of 2011 for re-election drive Opinion: The trouble with cronies Georgia’s aircraft manufacturers defend tax break

May 12

May 12, 2011 --

Illegal workers win settlement Deal inks tax break for tourism industry Columbus man imprisoned 10+ years gets bond, retrial date

April 15

April 15, 2011 --

Defense: Judge smoked pot to get off narcotics Lawmakers hand out tax breaks to some businesses Bill allowing removal of ATL school board passes Ethics loophole fixed despite last-minute objection Ga. tourism tax break barely passes Ira Glass corrects report on Brunswick drug court Creative Loafing bestows 2011 Golden Sleaze awards

April 30

April 30, 2010 --

Parents, church & judge told McBerry: ‘Leave the girl alone’ Opinion: Tax break bill betrays lawmakers’ bias Poor stripped of low-income tax credit refund after all E-mail sent out for Cobb candidate draws fire Augusta alters records request policy Dougherty probe finds no evidence of CRCT cheating. Now what?

GOOD NEWS! The recession’s over, so it’s time to cut taxes again

GOOD NEWS! The recession's over, so it's time to cut taxes again
April 14, 2010 --

This just in: There will never be a recession in Georgia again. After we weather this current economic storm, good days will be here again and never leave. That’s the stance legislative leadership took today by offering amendments to House Bill 1055 that carve additional holes into our revenue system. (Commentary from the bean-counters at the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute)

Opinion: Now is not the time for new GA corporate tax break

Opinion: Now is not the time for new GA corporate tax break
February 25, 2010 --

Why should Georgia give corporations — including many based in other states and countries — a special tax break during a recession when it cannot afford to pay for schools, parks, courts and child protection? That is just what two House bills would do, even though more than half of corporations pay the minimum for the corporate net worth tax — just 10 bucks.

DK Development Authority: Walker resigns, ‘stimulus’ draft released

DK Development Authority: Walker resigns, 'stimulus' draft released
August 19, 2009 --

Gene Walker has resigned as chairman of the DeKalb County Development Authority, two months after an uproar over his dual role as a member of the authority and the DeKalb Board of Education. Walker stepped down just days after the authority released a draft of guidelines for issuing property tax breaks as incentives for new development in DeKalb. The guidelines give the DeKalb County Commission a seat at the table, but make no mention of the Board of Education.

Sembler donations went undisclosed until election was over

Sembler donations went undisclosed until election was over
June 25, 2009 --

By JIM WALLS June 25, 2009 — Eugene Walker failed to disclose nearly $20,000 in campaign donations from a developer seeking a multimillion-dollar tax break until after his Dec. 2 election to the DeKalb County school board. The donations – and Walker’s service on both the school board and the DeKalb Development Authority — have […]

DeKalb says no to Sembler 20-year tax break — sort of

DeKalb says no to Sembler 20-year tax break -- sort of
June 18, 2009 --

A DeKalb County board this morning put off a decision on an unprecedented 20-year tax break sought for a retail-residential project in the Brookhaven area. The DeKalb Development Authority’s unanimous vote postpones final action while the county’s economic development staff regroups and comes up with guidelines for considering such tax deals. DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis […]

June 13

June 13, 2009 --

DeKalb: Campaign donations go to official with influence over key tax break Cheating scandal sparks rule change Twiggs County judge accused of misconduct

Developer seeking tax break gave $45K to DeKalb political races

June 10, 2009 --

The developer asking DeKalb County for a controversial $52 million tax break dumped $45,800 into the 2008 political campaigns of the officials who may make the call. The buzz in DeKalb has centered on nearly $20,000 in donations by The Sembler Co., its executives and family members, to school board member Gene Walker. Walker, who […]