July 29, 2012 — Rep. Rashad Taylor, deputy whip for the House Democratic Caucus, filed the first financial disclosure for his 2012 campaign at 9 p.m. last night, three weeks after it was due. The filing included $9,100 in previously undisclosed donations, but he still hasn’t accounted for more than $15,000 that other candidates and political committees say they’ve given him since 2009.
The Federal Election Commission, which regulates the flow of political cash, has been plagued by persistent gridlock on some key areas of campaign finance. Why’s that important? Because, as a new report shows, more money is coming in and much of it is flowing in through new and barely regulated groups.
Criminal probe of APS cheating has begun in earnest Fulton proposal: Limit contractors’ donations Facebook case 2 years later: Wronged teacher still awaiting decision Plant Washington air permit tightens limits
ATL superintendent loses shine Rash of judges stepping down after misconduct Numbers tell what lawmakers do, don’t — with Congressional report card Liens aim to collect Augusta officials’ back taxes Few signs of life in Athens creek after spill Be careful with your donations
ATL superintendent, business leaders orchestrated cheating probe Hall: Enrollment data may be ‘dirty’ Ethics chief: It’s time for prosecutors to take Oxendine donations case DeKalb residents get county’s commitment on South River DeKalb halts closed meeting on plans for GM site Cherokee commissioner resigns after lying about military service Gwinnett DA: No charges in chairman’s false DUI […]
The top three Republicans in the Georgia House — all now going or gone from their seats — held on to power in part by giving $1.4 million since 2005 to other GOP candidates and causes. Then scandal brought down Speaker Glenn Richardson. Several dozen Georgia legislators from both parties want to cap donations from one candidate to another, but they may have an uphill battle.
Donations to PerduePAC raise fund-raising ethics questions Georgia banks expect more scrutiny of pay, perks Lawsuit says lender overcharged vendors With no place to stay, he may go to prison
The DeKalb County school board has dropped a suit seeking to block a controversial tax break sought by the Sembler Co. But the board still wants a say on any tax abatement being considered for the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based development firm.
TitleMax of Georgia, one of the state’s largest car title pawn companies, filed five more campaign disclosures after our report last week. With those filings, TitleMax has now disclosed — for the first time — $296,000 in political contributions since July 1, 2006. There were 195 donations in that period; in each case, failure to […]