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Sen. John Wilkinson (SD 50)

Sen. John Wilkinson (SD 50)

Wilkinson’s latest personal financial disclosure failed to note that he is chair of the Georgia Republican Senatorial Committee Inc., the political fund of the Senate Republican Caucus. It’s raised $188,000 since he became chairman in 2015. Top donors in that period were the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association ($20,000), MGM Resorts International ($15,000), and the Georgia Apartment Association, Georgia Auto Dealers Association and Georgia Power Co. ($10,000 each).

Sept. 2-8, 2013

Aug. 5-11, 2013

East Point can’t account for $200M in spending Lawsuit alleges state agencies withheld hundreds of millions from disabled 9 to 5: Some GA restaurant workers unfairly paid Fulton tax collector raking in thousands in fees Feds deny ATL aquarium’s bid to import 18 beluga whales Most hospitals in GA face readmission fines Georgia attorney general: […]

July 29-Aug. 4, 2013

Vets fall through cracks in mental health system (paywall) Atlanta’s poor stranded by sprawl Questions raised about ATL pension arrangement Whistleblower: Hospitals defrauded Medicaid Smyrna loses millions on apartment complex deal (paywall) Douglas Co. DA spent $11K on unused storage space Gwinnett schools pick troubled firm for cameras High costs hampering GA rail safety efforts […]

July 22-26, 2013

Scared Straight continues, despite misgivings Bidders get do-overs after questions raised on state benefits contract Whistle-blower against DeKalb employees believes he was targeted Fulton chief judge: Report judicial corruption to investigators State fines car dealers after I-Team report Cumming maintains in court that it did not violate open meetings law Judge: Don’t reinstate 2 suspended […]

July 16-21

Scope of juvenile justice abuse claims widens Nathan Deal’s salvage yard could be fueling another controversy ATL schools outspend others on administration Ralston forms group to study Ga. forfeiture laws TV investigation of private security traffic stops leads to state probe Failure to function: What happens to no-shows at ATL Municipal Court? South Georgia lawmaker […]

July 1-15

Security at DeKalb CEO’s home pegged at $1.6 million Buyer of Deal’s business in state tax dispute Ga. regulators accept meals, golf from industry Ga. limit on lobbying gifts doesn’t apply to all Warrants issued for Cherokee Co. school board member, 2 others Custody experts avoid questions about huge bills in one case ATL city […]

June 10-16, 2013

Richmond Co. Sheriff’s Office benevolent fund violates law Report: GA could feed 200K more low-income kids during summer Jekyll Island staff asks AG whether high marsh is considered land; development plans hang in the balance Previous DUIs reduced for former Hawks star DJJ suspends 19 investigators over backlog of open sex-abuse inquiries Legislature did little […]

June 4-9, 2013

Fulton DA spent seized money on dinners, home security Blacks in Ga. 3 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession Mental health director makes changes at Atlanta VA Medical Center Ex-APS tech chief indicted for alleged kickback scheme Cherokee County activist fuels controversy Augusta mayoral candidate defends use of tickets, money from contractor Audit: […]

May 28-June 3, 2013

Georgia depends heavily on federal money State leasing official, broker traded info on Gwinnett deal Thousands of Fulton votes uncounted in 2012 election Water war leaves an oyster hub depleted Supremes rule ATL school taxes can go to Beltline City Hall says stadium referendum not possible, watchdog group continues push Griffin-Spalding County Land Bank homes […]

May 20-27, 2013

The fight for Wilcox County’s first integrated prom Former Atlanta schools’ tech exec under federal probe Fayette voting rights case could have implications for Gainesville Lawyer: Indicted state Rep. Tyrone Brooks did nothing wrong Legal woes piling up for Ga. democratic chair More favoritism allegations in Douglas Co. DA’s office examined Georgia high court frets […]

May 5-18, 2013

Watchdog News will look a little different from here on out, as much of what The Atlanta Journal-Constitution publishes in that arena is now behind a paywall (although they don’t like to call it that). We’ll try to post links to other news outlets’ coverage rather than link you to a paywall. School resource officers […]

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