Thu., November 8, 2012 5:21pm
A coalition pushing for ethics reform in Georgia says 50 of the 130 state legislators elected Tuesday support a $100 cap on lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers. The groups say that’s the strongest level of support since they started their campaign.
Mon., August 29, 2011 3:35pm
The state legislature will wrap up the special redistricting session this week. Watchdog groups say the process has been somewhat more transparent this time. But the groups are still pushing for an independent redistricting commission.
Fri., August 5, 2011 5:15pm
The state’s ethics commission unveiled a plan Friday to overhaul the way it operates. Commissioners said they want to contract with a private attorney to handle regulatory and compliance questions from candidates, officials and the public. The commission also would hire a second auditor and the two would handle complaints and investigations, with legal help from the state attorney general’s office.
Mon., June 13, 2011 10:15am
Lawmakers will be gathering in August for a special session to re-draw legislative maps. High attendance at recent public hearings suggests voters are watching the process closely. Indeed, some Georgians are still simmering over how districts were drawn in the past.
Tue., February 8, 2011 8:55am
A member of the newly-formed Georgia Alliance for Ethics Reform has filed a complaint against the lobbyist who took House Speaker David Ralston and members of his family and staff to Europe during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Wed., October 27, 2010 4:58pm
Advocacy groups not affiliated with a political party have pumped money into some Georgia races this year. The fact that their donors are hidden bothers advocacy groups. Georgia’s hotly contested 2nd and 8th Congressional districts are the recipients of most of the non party affiliated money.
Thu., July 22, 2010 9:36pm
His spokesman says, it isn't nepotism. Government watchdogs say, the appearance of it raises red flags.
Sun., April 18, 2010 11:31am
Now that lawmakers in the state house have passed the first draft of a bud
Tue., March 23, 2010 9:22pm
Ethics reform -- a highlight issue early in the General Assembly -- may get