Tue., September 25, 2012 2:01pm
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's lawyer is seeking legal fees from a northwest Georgia man whose complaints against the governor were eventually dismissed.
Wed., September 12, 2012 4:00pm
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether state Senator Don Balfour committed any crimes when he falsely claimed official expense pay.
Tue., August 21, 2012 7:38am
Joshua McKoon, a Columbus Republican, said Monday that the $5,000 fine that Don Balfour negotiated with the Ethics Committee last week is insufficient. McKoon, the lone member to vote against the settlement, filed a minority report with the Senate.
Wed., August 1, 2012 5:28am
An ethics question on both ballots asked whether to limit lobbyist gifts to lawmakers. Both Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly supported a cap on gifts.
Tue., July 31, 2012 6:55am
Challengers in the Republican primary are attempting to unseat two incumbents on Georgia's Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities. Also, Georgia voters will consider several nonbinding questions on Tuesday’s primary ballot, including whether they want to place a cap on lobbyist spending.
Wed., July 25, 2012 4:00pm
The “Ethics Express” is rolling through Georgia this week, making stops in Columbus, Macon and Albany. It wraps up in Athens on Friday. The bus tour is to rally voters to vote “yes” on a non-binding primary ballot question regarding lobbyist gifts to lawmakers.
Mon., July 23, 2012 4:24pm
Governor Nathan Deal agreed to pay several thousand dollars worth of fines to settle several ethics complaints. The state ethics commission dismissed the other complaints against him.
Fri., June 15, 2012 6:04pm
The state ethics commission settled a case involving House Speaker David Ralston.
Thu., May 24, 2012 5:13pm
At the state GOP convention last weekend, the party’s executive committee voted to add five non-binding questions for voters on the July 31 primary ballot. The state Democratic party is following suit, with questions of their own.
Tue., January 17, 2012 4:18pm
Voting, taxes and ethics are among the issues Georgia's Senate Democrats say they are focused on this legislative session. The Senate Democratic Caucus announced its priorities for the 2012 General Assembly on Tuesday, including several bills they plan to introduce next week.