Mon., November 5, 2012 12:00pm
Campaign finance records show that supporters of Georgia's charter school amendment have outspent opponents by a significant margin. Pro-amendment groups have raised more than $2 million; opponents have collected $123,243.
Thu., March 1, 2012 4:00pm
When Newt Gingrich campaigns in coastal Georgia, it'll be an unusual stump for a presidential candidate. The state's largest metropolitan area, Atlanta, usually gets the appearances of would-be presidents, while the rest of the state watches from afar. But don't take it personally. It's all about money.
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., March 7, 2011 5:34pm
The state Senate Ethics Committee Monday unanimously approved a bill that would allow regulated utilities to contribute to political campaigns in Georgia.
Mon., December 27, 2010 4:08pm
The next legislative session is a couple weeks away, but a law affecting lobbyists goes into effect January 1st. Some say it doesn’t go far enough.
Wed., August 18, 2010 9:16pm
The state passed a new ethics law this year, but the State Ethics Commission of Georgia says it doesn’t have the resources to implement it. The new law expands the commission’s oversight to include the campaign contribution filings and financial disclosure reports of every one running for and serving in city and county offices. Before it was just state-level positions.
Tue., July 13, 2010 8:17am
The state Ethics Commission is investigating charges against Karen Handel, alleging she repeatedly took campaign contributions above the $6,100 limit for a single election.
Fri., July 9, 2010 7:11am
The latest campaign disclosure reports show Roy Barnes took-in $1.3 million over the last three months. The former governor and Democrat has now raised almost $5 million since jumping into the gubernatorial race last year.