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Lobbyists in line to handle Ga. reapportionment?

Lobbyists in line to handle Ga. reapportionment?
January 8, 2011 --

Legislative leaders are in discussions to hire a prominent lobbying firm to help redraw district lines for the Georgia House and Senate this year. Under the proposal, Troutman Sanders Strategies would work on reapportionment maps for the Legislature and the state’s delegation to Congress. The firm recently hired former House Majority Leader Jerry Keen, and chairman Pete Robinson serves on Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s transition team.

Nov. 21

November 22, 2010 --

Perdue staffers land new state jobs, climb pay scale Georgia low on list for illegal immigrant ID check Deal transition team full of lobbyists Ships cited for endangering whales near Savannah AJC files complaint over school cheating scandal

Lobbyists’ clients 3-for-3 in landing Deal earmarks

Lobbyists' clients 3-for-3 in landing Deal earmarks
November 17, 2010 --

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal put his name on three earmarks in his last year in Congress, funneling $2.1 million in federal money to three Georgia recipients. All three are represented by lobbyists Rob Leebern and/or Joe Tanner, who are now serving on his newly-appointed transition team. Those clients are among more than 130 represented by lobbyists serving on Deal’s transition and inaugural efforts. Health-care and financial-services interests dominate those client lists.

Nov. 8

November 8, 2010 --

Developer’s defaults to cost taxpayers, force thousands from homes Pricey streetcar won’t ease ATL traffic Deal adds more lobbyists to transition team Cobb may get out of amphitheater, golf business Airline prez miffed at Athens airport officials’ criticisms

DeKalb spokesman resigns after calling N.J. cop shooting ‘murder’

DeKalb spokesman resigns after calling N.J. cop shooting 'murder'
July 26, 2010 --

DeKalb County chief communications officer Shelia Trappier Edwards resigned today, a few days after making news by declaring a police shooting in Newark, N.J., to be “murder.”