Fri., October 11, 2013 7:00am
An attorney for the state ethics commission who raised concerns about the agency's handling of complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal has been contacted "several times" by the FBI. That's according to attorney Brian J. Sutherland, who is representing ethics commission attorney Elisabeth Murray-Obertein.
Thu., October 10, 2013 5:00am
Gov. Nathan Deal spoke to reporters Wednesday after an ex-ethics commission computer specialist told local media outlets he was asked to alter and remove dozens of documents in a case involving the governor. The former employee says he didn't examine the documents closely, but he believes they included financial information.
Wed., October 9, 2013 5:00am
A former Georgia ethics commission computer specialist says he altered and removed dozens of documents in a case involving the governor. The documents came from the file for the investigation into complaints accusing Gov. Nathan Deal of misusing campaign funds in the 2010 election.
Tue., October 1, 2013 6:52am
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday his state has filed suit against Georgia in the U. S. Supreme Court over water consumption. “Georgia has refused to fairly share the waters that flow between our two states, so to stop Georgia’s unmitigated consumption of water we have brought the matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. Georgia’s over-consumption of water threatens the existence of Apalachicola Bay and the future economic development of the region,” Scott said in a written news release.
Thu., September 26, 2013 12:00pm
The state school board released a draft plan [today/Thursday] for reviewing the Common Core curriculum. The review follows persistent complaints that the curriculum dictates how to teach children. Some state school officials say the review probably won’t put an end to the doubts.
Fri., September 20, 2013 2:46am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is blasting accusations that his inner circle tampered with a wide-ranging investigation into his use of campaign money. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a report suggesting that Deal's choice to lead the state ethics commission conspired with the governor's aides to make the case go away. It ended in a settlement last year.
Mon., September 9, 2013 12:15pm
Tax reform is likely to be back on the table when state legislators reconvene in January. Gov. Nathan Deal says he’s asked lawmakers to submit ideas about improving Georgia’s tax policy with an eye toward making the state even more attractive to businesses.
Mon., September 2, 2013 1:00am
State Senator Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, is considering drafting legislation that would require members of the General Assembly to pay for special elections if they resign to run for higher office. Officials say special elections cost anywhere from $20,000 to $60,000.
Thu., August 22, 2013 7:00am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered an extensive review of national education guidelines known as Common Core standards. Deal also asked the State Board of Education to "un-adopt" part of the program that includes sample English test selections that some parents object to.