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Nov. 30

November 30, 2010 --

Numerous ATL school employees admit cheating on tests State poised to buy Oaky Woods tract at twice 2004 price Vendors asked to fund party for MARTA workers Sandy Springs bank investors sue Farmers State Bank under consent order

HUD: East Point tenants living in unsafe, unsanitary housing

November 30, 2010 --

Tenants of federally subsidized housing in East Point frequently live in unsanitary and unsafe units, even after inspections to identify and correct substandard conditions, investigators reported Monday. Federal inspectors found housing with safety equipment that was broken or missing, broken and missing windows, mold, mildew and roach infestation.

Ethics codes always leave lawyers room to argue

November 29, 2010 --

What’s the difference between an apparent conflict of interest and the real deal? In the world of government ethics, it’s all about the language crafted by the lawyers and the wiggle room they’ve left for other lawyers to argue about. Ethics codes in Georgia vary from one jurisdiction to another. Many prohibit a public officer from trading on his or her position for personal benefit but, as they say, the devil’s in the details.

Pete Robinson, ‘inactive’ lobbyist: $320,000+

Pete Robinson, 'inactive' lobbyist: $320,000+
November 29, 2010 --

Former Georgia legislator Pete Robinson put his lobbying clients on hold this month when he joined Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s transition team. Those clients paid at least $320,000 (probably much more) for his services in 2010, state records show. That sum represents the amount paid to Troutman Sanders Strategies. Robinson, as chairman of the firm, receives an undisclosed portion of that sum.

Nov. 28

November 28, 2010 --

Where Atlanta’s thirst may clash with endangered fish Day care for disabled kids hard to find in midstate

Nov. 27

November 27, 2010 --

41 Augusta-area bridges are defective Chatboard CEO angry over Polk Co. sheriff’s subpoenas Evermore CID recall petition to be presented

Nov. 26

November 26, 2010 --

Oxendine challenged over small-loan licenses Clark Atlanta defends $1M presidential payout Augusta VA hospital suspends elective surgeries

Nov. 25

November 25, 2010 --

SBA settles race discrimination claim with ATL firm Is Fulton jail monitor worth cost? Carrollton loses court appeal over open records request

Nov. 24

November 24, 2010 --

Suit accuses DeKalb judicial candidate of Ponzi scheme ATL school board members settle lawsuit Court says interpreter necessary, overturns conviction Morrow City Council expels member Absentee ballot fraud alleged in McIntosh County

Nov. 23

November 23, 2010 --

State budget hijacks dedicated user fees DeKalb schools move construction suit to federal court State officials broaden CRCT investigation

Nov. 22

November 22, 2010 --

Ga. bankrolls unemployment benefits with fed loans Ga. Supreme Court: DeKalb overcharged homeowner Tiny town’s mayor indicted for credit card fraud

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