Fri., May 31, 2013 4:00pm
When Georgians visit Atlanta and stay overnight in a hotel, they spend a few cents on a new Falcons football stadium through a hotel-motel tax. One watchdog group says people shouldn’t have to spend any more money on a new stadium.
Thu., May 30, 2013 7:02pm
A watchdog group is launching an effort to place a ballot measure before Atlanta voters calling for the repeal of public financing for a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. William Perry of Common Cause Georgia said Thursday it'll be a "monumental task" to get the 35,000 signatures needed to quality for the November ballot.
Fri., June 15, 2012 6:04pm
The state ethics commission settled a case involving House Speaker David Ralston.
Mon., May 28, 2012 8:00am
Two of Georgia’s most powerful politicians are pledging to co-sponsor an ethics bill to limit lobbyist gifts to lawmakers to $100. It’s a change of heart for the Republicans who have been part of the Senate majority against the gift cap.
Wed., May 23, 2012 3:44pm
Ethics Watchdog group Common Cause Director William Perry joined Georgia Tea Party Patriots and Georgia Conservatives in Action to encourage candidates to sign a pledge--- to limit lobbyist gifts to legislators to $100
Fri., March 9, 2012 2:44pm
One of the bills that didn’t survive the “crossover day deadline” at the Capitol, was an ethics bill to cap lobbyist spending. Senator McKoon, who helmed the bill has promised to work toward new ethics legislation for the next session.
Thu., February 16, 2012 11:00pm
The Senate Ethics reform package which would place a $100 gift cap on lobbyist gifts to legislators is now in the hands the Senate Rules Committee. But ethics watchdog groups say that’s a way to stall, if not kill, the bill altogether.
Tue., June 14, 2011 2:37pm
The top two people in charge at the state’s ethics agency are on their way out. The board of the state ethics commission says it’s restructuring to save money. Critics say it’s the latest move to dis-empower the commission.
Fri., May 13, 2011 12:57pm
Utilities will be allowed to contribute to political campaigns under a new law the governor signed yesterday. Watchdog groups are concerned the law poses a conflict of interest.
Thu., April 14, 2011 4:24pm
State lawmakers Thursday gave their final approval to a bill aimed at closing a loophole in the state's ethics law.