Tue., November 13, 2012 5:00pm
A coalition pushing for ethics reform begins holding town hall meetings around Georgia on Tuesday. The groups are starting in Macon to promote their campaign to pass a $100 cap on lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers.
Tue., August 21, 2012 6:27pm
The Georgia Public Service Commission Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve Georgia power’s spending on Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 for the period from July to December of 2011.
Thu., August 16, 2012 4:39pm
Public Service Commission staff [today/Thursday] recommended the panel certify construction costs for Plant Vogtle from July through December of 2011. That means utility experts think Georgia Power spent money wisely building the nuclear plant in east Georgia.
Wed., May 9, 2012 5:05pm
Construction of a new nuclear power plant near Augusta is behind schedule. That’s what Georgia Power officials told the state’s Public Service Commission Wednesday. The first reactor will begin operating in November of 2016.
Wed., March 14, 2012 3:04pm
The Federal Trade Commission data shows Georgia was second in the nation for identity theft complaints in 2011, behind only Florida. The state’s residents filed more than 11,000 identity theft complaints with federal agencies, Better Business Bureaus and other agencies, a 20 percent increase from the year before.
Thu., June 23, 2011 5:50am
A new report from Georgia Watch says customers of the electric cooperatives who buy power from Plant Washington could see a 10 percent to 20 percent jump in their monthly bills. That would mean, on average, an additional $200 per year. The group building the plant, Power4Georgians, said the report makes too many assumptions about rising construction costs.
Mon., May 16, 2011 4:37pm
A new law will let health insurance plans sold in other states be available to Georgians. The intent is to broaden the market and give people more choices, but critics say it leaves the consumer vulnerable.
Mon., March 28, 2011 1:14pm
A bill under consideration at the Capitol would allow utility companies to contribute to political campaigns. But it might not pass muster with state ethics laws.
Mon., January 3, 2011 4:50pm
Non-profit hospitals want Georgia lawmakers to keep their hands off their tax breaks. A panel of lawmakers will make recommendations public next week that could re-write or eliminate a slew of state tax exemptions. An alliance of non-profit hospitals just released a report detailing how much Georgia gets back from non-profit hospitals for the tax breaks.
Wed., October 13, 2010 3:35pm
A canceled nuclear project in Maryland makes Plant Vogtle near Augusta the only recipient of billions in tax-payer backed loan guarantees.