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July 24

July 24, 2011 --

Video of a lethal injection raises questions about privacy of executions Athens creek’s future remains murky year after massive chemical spill Taxes fall, fares don’t, for Delta & other airlines Ga. Power says it can’t meet EPA deadline

July 23

July 23, 2011 --

Big overhaul coming at state ethics agency Ex-DeKalb cop admits concealing auto theft Employee of ex-Clayton Co. sheriff subpoenaed Chamber president: ‘We should have kicked the door down’ at APS 13 principals named in cheating scandal leave APS Toll lanes: Do they only benefit wealthy drivers? Grant for Athens air service may be cut

Sam Williams, Metro Atlanta Chamber prez: $841,602

Sam Williams, Metro Atlanta Chamber prez: $841,602
July 22, 2011 --

Fellow travelers Vincent Fort and Jim Wooten are among those who think Sam Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, needs to resign over the chamber’s complicity in covering up the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal. If he does, Williams will leave behind an annual salary nearing 7 figures.

July 22

July 22, 2011 --

GDOT employee accused of accepting bribes Report finds no impropriety in Gwinnett schools’ land purchases State asked to halt tax-supported scholarships for private schools ATL ethics officer resigns to take job with GA Supreme Court

July 21

July 21, 2011 --

Panel to punish officials who don’t enforce new immigration law Congressman’s attorney blames lender for loan default UGA pharmacy students lose a year of HOPE funding due to cuts ATL superintendent defiant until the end Judge rejects injunction to prevent tree-cutting by billboard owners Advocate of capital defender system admits errors

July 20

July 20, 2011 --

Deal wants accuser to pay legal fees in ethics cases FBI probing Choctaws’ link to ATL management firm Opinion: GA ethics panel members should stop their political activity Opinion: Who monitors the ethics of the ethics monitors? Gwinnett approves new land-buying rules Blogger wants end to Sherrod’s defamation lawsuit

July 19

July 19, 2011 --

Ethics panelists gave to campaigns Officers write tickets so they can park themselves Taxpayer group calls on chamber CEO to resign Forest Park City Council seeks to remove member

Discreet non-profit convenes pols and business to write ‘model’ bills

July 18, 2011 --

Last week, both the Los Angeles Times and The Nation put the spotlight on a little-known but influential conservative nonprofit that creates “model” state legislation that often make its way into law. The American Legislative Exchange Council has helped craft some of the most controversial — and industry-friendly — legislation of recent years.