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Feb. 25-March 3, 2013

March 3, 2013 --

CDC bioterror labs cited for security flaws in audits Imperial Sugar: No prosecution Founders of Angel Food Ministries plead guilty Ex-DeKalb superintendent hired by program she promoted Vogtle nuclear project to take longer, cost ratepayers more Why were ParkAtlanta officials’ tickets dismissed? ATL streetcar project faces scrutiny Macon to get subsidized flights again A Savannah […]

House Appropriations chair Terry England (HD 116)

House Appropriations chair Terry England (HD 116)
February 25, 2013 --

Terry England, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, had to close his Winder-based farm supply business in 2012 but still owes the quasi-governmental Georgia Development Authority the better part of $575,000 borrowed to consolidate its debts in 2009. The property was rezoned in February 2013 to allow a church to operate there under a lease-purchase arrangement that will cover payments on the loan.

Thanks to a homestead exemption and conservation use assessment, England has achieved the enviable goal of paying virtually no property taxes on the 11 acres in Barrow County where he resides. His 2012 tax bill was $1.25.

Wayne D. McLocklin, England’s long-time campaign treasurer, was named in 2012 to fill a new Superior Court judgeship in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit. England co-sponsored a bill to create the position, needed because the circuit had one of the heaviest caseloads per judge in the state.

Feb. 18-24, 2013

February 25, 2013 --

Armed robbery in Georgia: Unequal justice Amid budget cuts, lawmakers seek millions in tax breaks for special interests State board votes to oust 6 DeKalb school board members City, ParkAtlanta officials get tickets dismissed Supreme Court deals stunning blow to Albany hospital merger Ga. has little set aside for retirees’ health care costs Guest worker […]