SEC complaint filed over City of ATL pension investment DeKalb grand jury wants to unseal its probe of CEO APS outspends every system in state Years after scandal, APS gets millions in E-rate dollars Atlanta losing millions on 75-year Underground lease FBI to investigate Savannah metro police complaints Lawmakers back private talks on Ga. school […]
Feb. 19, 2013 — A previously unnoticed loophole could allow Georgia politicians to reimburse themselves thousands of dollars from campaign funds without explaining how they spent the money. A key legislator shepherding House Speaker David Ralston’s ethics bills says the problem will be fixed. Details of the proposed solution, however, were not immediately clear. Without a fix, candidates could use political contributions any way they wanted by simply buying something with personal funds and getting their campaign accounts to pay them back.