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Feb. 17

February 17, 2011 --

Another APS official disparages cheating probe Newsletters show culture of offensive behavior at UGA vet school GA Conservancy’s stance on Savannah harbor riles other enviros Lobbyists supply special-interest feast for legislators Reform advocates push for stronger ethics laws Ga. congressman sics feds on Google APS ethics panel to hold hearing on board member Water shut off 2 […]

Dec. 2

December 2, 2010 --

Airport runway extension contract raises protests State committee talks sunsets for special-interest tax breaks DeKalb police dumping ex-chief’s  ‘magic buses’ Paying at the curb to state troopers’ motorcycle unit Federal judge dismisses Cumberland Island lawsuit Three of Augusta’s biggest delinquent tax bills paid ATL schools face accreditation teams next week Fulton County DA says jail […]

Senate Rules chairman collects $85K with no opposition

Senate Rules chairman collects $85K with no opposition
July 6, 2009 --

Everyone wants to be your friend when you’re chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. Just ask Don Balfour. The Snellville Republican’s campaign fund has collected nearly $85,000 since Jan. 1, for a total of $683,000 since January 2006. No one’s even run against him in that period. The Rules Committee places bills on the Legislature’s calendar, unless it chooses not to — which means the Senate will never, ever vote on your bill. That’s why Don has so many friends.

Unopposed speaker raised $953,000

Unopposed speaker raised $953,000
April 27, 2009 --

House Speaker Glenn Richardson has 54,000 constituents in his legislative district in eastern Paulding County. Just two of them donated money to the speaker’s 2007-08 election fund. Three businesses in the 19th District also gave to the speaker’s campaign, as did the Paulding Chamber of Commerce. Together, the six donations — totaling $5,840 – added […]