The chairman of the state ethics commission says the state auditor will handle an outside investigation into circumstances surrounding two lawsuits filed against the agency, as well as unspecified personnel issues. The board of the ethics commission voted three weeks ago to request an outside investigation.
Lawyers from the Georgia Attorney General’s Office were unable to file an appeal Friday after a Fulton County Judge granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Warren Lee Hill. Hill’s execution was scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
A landmark Supreme Court decision regarding the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care plan could be handed down any day now. Attorney General Sam Olens met with healthcare policy advisors to discuss the impact on Georgia.
Georgia's top court is requiring the city of Statesboro to pay the legal costs of residents who sued it for violating the state's Open Meetings Act. The unanimous opinion upholds a Bulloch County judge's ruling that found the Statesboro mayor and city council met outside the city' hall chambers to discuss the city's 2011 budget.
Savannah City Council got a lesson in open government from Georgia's top prosecutor. State Attorney General Sam Olens says, he doesn't want to take elected officials to court, but violations of Georgia's sunshine laws are occurring far too frequently. He was in Savannah because the council violated the law three times.