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Oct. 31

October 31, 2010 --

Grand jury: Gwinnett commission out of control Tea parties, GOP heading for ethics clash in Ga.

Who could say ‘no’ to more jobs for Georgia?

Who could say 'no' to more jobs for Georgia?
October 31, 2010 --

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.

Oct. 30

October 30, 2010 --

Ethics complaint alleges Cagle affair Tax dollars wasted on empty airline flights Governor’s road realigned Nov. 23 hearing set for ATL school board suit APS standoff: Mayor says ‘enough’ on power struggle

Oct. 29

October 29, 2010 --

Hidden workers stealing jobs from Georgians? Non-citizens voting in Georgia elections Wells Fargo to refile documents in 55K foreclosures SACS evaluating DeKalb schools Gwinnett DA says he’ll keep hunting shady land deals Retired Sea Island execs object to bankruptcy plan

Oct. 28

October 29, 2010 --

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

Oct. 27

October 27, 2010 --

Gwinnett grand jury blasts land deals New investigation into security at Fulton courthouse Fired ATL jail chief rehired at water dept. 80% Ga. high school graduation rate disputed Fulton Co. sends out 234 ballots in error — twice Columbus backs down on firing assistant parks director Ruling on Austin Scott’s divorce records delayed til December

Oct. 26

October 26, 2010 --

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

Oct. 25

October 25, 2010 --

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

Amendment 1 not personal, spouses say

Amendment 1 not personal, spouses say
October 25, 2010 --

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.”