Jan. 17, 2013 — Atlanta city officials bought at least $128,000 in gift cards since 2008 but can’t say exactly what they did with them, the city auditor has found.
DeKalb investigation seeks evidence of bribery, racketeering Ex-coroner’s wife sends Chatham Co. $126K for ‘accounting discrepancies’ Donors not disclosed in annual Wild Hog event National Guard officer alleges helicopter misuse MARTA chief promises to address overtime Lawmakers’ last-minute fund-raisers Chair of Fulton elections board resigns Two men plead guilty in Albany bribery case
Jack Murphy lost his chairmanship of the Senate Banking Committee on Monday, two years after the feds sued him for his alleged role in a quarter-billion-dollar bank failure. At least Murphy got a new committee — Regulated Industries — with something to do. Don Balfour, as expected, was also removed as chair of the powerful Rules committee after paying a $5,000 ethics fine. Now he’ll chair one of the least significant, at least until the 2020 Census — Reapportionment.
Jan. 14, 2013 — Trial lawyers, dentists and Realtors — perhaps Georgians’ three most-beloved professions — had the deepest pockets as state legislators convened today for 2013, an analysis of campaign disclosures shows. Between them, trade groups for those three professions donated more than $1.1 million to Georgia politicians and parties over the past two years.