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Lisa Borders: Was she lobbying illegally, or ‘only visiting friends’?

Lisa Borders: Was she lobbying illegally, or 'only visiting friends'?
April 10, 2009 --

A state ethics investigation is trying to find out whether Lisa Borders (right), president of the Atlanta City Council, lobbied state legislators on behalf of her employer without registering as a lobbyist. A complaint filed with the State Ethics Commission alleges that Borders, then a vice president of Cousins Properties, lobbied in 2007 for passage […]

11th-hour change may muzzle ethics agency

April 6, 2009 --

By JIM WALLS April 6, 2009 — Georgia legislators, in the final hours of their 2009 session on Friday, appear to have muzzled the agency that monitors their compliance with campaign finance laws. Last-minute changes to Senate Bill 168 redefined the powers of the State Ethics Commission, which enforces laws governing financial disclosure for political […]

Dismissed DeKalb police chief a perfect ‘5’ on 2007 eval

Dismissed DeKalb police chief a perfect '5' on 2007 eval
April 6, 2009 --

DeKalb County Police Chief Terrell Bolton (right) had it made in 2007, with a perfect score –- all 5’s (Page 4) — on his probationary 6-month personnel evaluation. But it was downhill from there –- ending with his new boss, DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, firing him in February. Bolton will challenge his dismissal at a civil […]