Mon., March 18, 2013 4:00pm
Georgia lawmakers will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a bill aimed at limiting lobbyists’ influence at the state Capitol. Some of the bill’s critics say it would also curtail citizen participation in politics.
Tue., January 29, 2013 5:00pm
One of Georgia’s most powerful lawmakers proposed Tuesday a total ban on gifts from lobbyists to elected officials. The move represents a turnaround for House Speaker David Ralston, and watchdog groups say it could finally begin a frank discussion about ethics in Georgia.
Wed., January 2, 2013 4:00pm
State Sen. Joshua McKoon has arguably become the face of the ethics reform movement in Georgia politics. The Columbus Republican is quietly emerging as a leader even as he bucks his own party.
Thu., December 27, 2012 4:03pm
State lawmakers will again try to pass an ethics reform bill in the upcoming legislative session. This time, with pressure from Tea Party groups and others, there’s a good chance a gift-cap will become law.
Thu., December 13, 2012 5:26pm
A state senator from Columbus says he’ll call for changing how Georgia funds an ethics commission in the upcoming legislative session. Sen. Joshua McKoon says that would probably require a constitutional amendment, which needs a two-thirds vote in each chamber of the legislature to pass before going to the voters for approval.