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May 22

May 22, 2011 --

Gwinnett schools’ payout, developer’s windfall LNG insider criticizes trucking plan Is the Muscogee Co. marshal’s office necessary?

May 21

May 21, 2011 --

Feds to look at Gwinnett schools’ redistricting High court tosses complaint by gunshop owner

Critics: Deal’s veto distorts high court’s ruling on campaign finance

Critics: Deal's veto distorts high court's ruling on campaign finance
May 20, 2011 --

Gov. Nathan Deal misinterpreted a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision this week when he vetoed a bill that would have banned anonymous campaign ads. So says Common Cause, the good-government advocacy group. Deal’s office said he wanted to err on the side of free speech, particularly in light of the bill’s criminal penalty.

May 20

May 20, 2011 --

New Fulton tax bills may cost $140K Union Co. commissioner’s spending raises eyebrows

Deal vetoes bill barring Medicaid audit contractors

May 19, 2011 --

Gov. Nathan Deal this week vetoed a bill that would have barred the state from paying a contingency fee to a contractor to recover Medicaid overpayments. Doctors’ groups had resisted paying auditors on a contingency basis as “perverse” and “burdensome,” but Deal said the state needs every tool available to identify Medicaid fraud.

May 19

May 19, 2011 --

If a politician goes broke, who gets the campaign cash? Opinion: Delta perks expose lawmakers’ weak ethics Cobb EMC seeks OK to bring back Brown State standards minimal for workers at personal care homes Gwinnett Co. attorney resigns in lieu of firing Watchdogs warn of gerrymandering

May 18

May 18, 2011 --

Deal vetoes ban on anonymous campaign speech Clayton school faces CRCT cheating investigation DeKalb rehired teacher accused of sex with student

May 17

May 17, 2011 --

Delta rolls out platinum upgrades for top Republicans ATL council sued for alleged Open Meetings violations Savannah, Statesboro councils sued for meeting without notice Ga. ag chief proposes fines for food safety violations

Supremes strike down Ga. charter school law

Supremes strike down Ga. charter school law
May 16, 2011 --

Georgia’s charter school law unconstitutionally breached local school boards’ exclusive control over public education in their districts, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled today. In a 4-3 decision, the court said the state Constitution did not allow the Legislature to create a state agency creating public charter schools. Read a thorough summary of the issues and the full decision.