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Mans body found off I-20 in Villa Rica Read full story for latest details.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jun 23, 2015 6:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
2 critically injured in wrong-way crash on I-75 in Henry County Read full story for latest details.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jun 23, 2015 09:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Incumbent-protection' plan dies with 2015 ethics bill April 3, 2015 -- It was a simple little bill, meant to offer local politicians relief from a dysfunctional state ethics commission. In the end, though, lawmakers added enough baggage, stripped it out, then restored it that the bill died Thursday in the Ge
Atlanta Unfiltered | Apr 3, 2015 2:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ethics panel backs off plan for closed-door deliberations March 30, 2015 -- Members of the state ethics commission have distanced themselves from a proposal requiring that they deliberate privately on complaints against political candidates and lobbyists. At a public hearing last week, no commission members took
Atlanta Unfiltered | Mar 30, 2015 3:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New transparency rules: A little more, a little less Georgia lawmakers made history, of a sort, two years ago when they imposed a $75 limit on the value of gifts that lobbyists may offer public officials. But the devils in the details, and its never been clear exactly how the limit would be enforced. Now, t
Atlanta Unfiltered | Mar 26, 2015 12:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Former ethics top cop admits to corruption By JIM WALLS March 23, 2015 — The state ethics commission’s former top investigator pleaded guilty today to federal corruption charges. Robert Bentivegna, as a Dunwoody police detective in 2011, misused his access to the Georgia Crime Investig
Atlanta Unfiltered | Mar 24, 2015 02:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
House bill could open floodgates for caucus PACs March 9, 2015 -- A bill making it easier for political caucuses to help incumbent Georgia legislators get re-elected may be headed for a House vote this week. The change would come just in time to protect the 70-some incumbent Republicans who could be tar
Atlanta Unfiltered | Mar 9, 2015 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bill OK'd to protect Confederate monuments March 4, 2015 -- Cities and counties could not remove monuments and other symbols of the Confederacy without relocating them to a place of equal prominence under a bill passed today by a House committee.
Atlanta Unfiltered | Mar 4, 2015 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bill to waive ethics fines advances March 2, 2015 -- The Senate Ethics Committee today endorsed a plan to absolve many Georgia candidates from having to pay fines for missing financial reporting deadlines.
Atlanta Unfiltered | Mar 3, 2015 04:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bills filed to excuse candidates' late filing fees Feb. 19, 2015 -- Up to four years of penalties for filing late campaign disclosures could be excused under bills filed this week in the Georgia Legislature. A 2010 law required candidates for city and county offices to file campaign finance reports online
Atlanta Unfiltered | Feb 19, 2015 3:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend

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