Thu., January 10, 2013 12:45pm
Attorney General Sam Olens must now decide whether to pursue charges against a state senator who illegally claimed expense pay. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead said agents turned over their investigative file on state Sen. Don Balfour to Olens' office on Dec. 14. Prosecutors must decide whether to seek criminal charges against the Snellville Republican.
Wed., December 19, 2012 5:27pm
Georgia is one of 17 states this week to settle a ten year-old tobacco dispute. The states had argued with four companies over payments under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. Georgia will get 56 million dollars for 2013 and the agreement ensures continued payments in the future.
Tue., October 16, 2012 3:20pm
State Attorney General Sam Olens has joined 40 other state attorneys general in asking Congress not to pass federal legislation regarding payday lending. He says it's an issue of state's rights
Thu., October 4, 2012 2:27pm
State Attorney General Sam Olens has sent a letter to State School Superintendent John Barge saying local school boards can’t advocate or oppose constitutional amendments using public funds. Many school boards have been opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools that will appear on the November ballot.
Mon., September 10, 2012 4:55pm
State Attorney General Sam Olens is asking the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to consider lifting an injunction preventing a Georgia law from going into effect.