Grand jury: Gwinnett commission out of control Tea parties, GOP heading for ethics clash in Ga.
Just as the National Lampoon twisted arms in 1973, state lawmakers are asking voters Tuesday to amend the state Constitution to bring jobs to Georgia. When they ask that way, who could say no? Evidently, lawmakers fretted that Georgians could. The legislative history shows they tweaked and prodded the ballot question for Amendment 1 until limitations on competition, which are generally barred by the Georgia Constitution, now appear to make the state more competitive.
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Ga. National Guard officer faces dismissal in program abuse probe Regulators approve reduced AGL rate increase Accreditation at risk for ATL public schools Georgia’s no-trial foreclosures mask problems, critics say
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Gwinnett grand jury: Bannister resigned to avoid indictment More DeKalb school board candidates have arrest records Henry County says legislator owes taxpayers $25K DeKalb County faces $1.9M legal bill
DeKalb school official’s felony record surfaces Fire chiefs’ pro-LNG comments generated by LNG industry Ga. mulls citizens’ right to access courts by e-file 9 Columbus-area non-profit directors earn over $100K
Claudia Levitas serves as an officer of a business group pushing to enforce non-compete clauses in Georgia law. Her husband, state Rep. Kevin Levitas, has been pushing a constitutional amendment for years to do just that. Their relationship has bubbled up into the debate over Amendment 1, which Georgia voters will be asked to ratify next week at the polls. Critics suggest Levitas (D-Tucker) had a personal motive for proposing the amendment and a companion bill, a notion that he dismisses as “unfounded and ridiculous.”
Kenerly’s service to Gwinnett stained by bribery charges
Mayor vows probe of alleged APD data destruction DeKalb jail posts man’s photo wrongly for years ATL may have to write off $10M in tickets Fulton County fires chief jailer Bubber Epps’ website may pose state ethics violation
Longtime Atlanta City Council member Cleta Winslow will pay a $1,500 fine and $5,420 restitution for using city funds to print campaign literature and pay campaign workers to hand it out, under terms of a consent order OK’d Thursday. The order has no effect on the outcome of the November 2009 election. Winslow squeaked by to win a fifth term, avoiding a runoff by about 120 votes.