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Audit: ATL bought $125K in gift cards, but who got ’em?

Audit: ATL bought $125K in gift cards, but who got 'em?
January 17, 2013 --

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.

Jan. 7-13, 2013

January 15, 2013 --

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

Balfour, Murphy lose key Senate chairs

Balfour, Murphy lose key Senate chairs
January 15, 2013 --

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.

Top 3 PACs gave $1M to Ga. politicians

January 14, 2013 --

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.