Author Archives: CCGA

He Called Her a Liar!

So perhaps he didn’t use the word “liar”, but consider the words that were used by a Fulton County Superior Court Judge to describe the Executive Secretary of our state ethics commission, as well as her actions: -       Dishonest   … Continue reading

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501(c)(4) Donor Disclosures and Free Speech

Note the following post was authored by Terry Taylor, a Common Cause Georgia board member. It should be read, and sits alongside, with the previous post by another CCGA board member, Jon Sinton.   501(c)(4) Donor Disclosures and Free Speech … Continue reading

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Disclosure

Note the following post was authored by Jon Sinton, a Common Cause Georgia board member.   There is a dangerous and specious argument afoot that says big money political advertisers should not have to disclose their identities. While money does … Continue reading

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Cobb Judge Must Recuse Himself

Note the following post was authored by Terry Taylor, a Common Cause Georgia board member.   On July 7, Cobb County Superior Court Judge C. LaTain Kell, Sr., is scheduled to preside over a validation hearing for bonds to secure … Continue reading

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Is there “nothing there” when you look at the SCLC?

Note the following post was authored by Terry Taylor, a Common Cause Georgia board member.   The decision by the Cobb Board of Commissioners (BOC) to provide public funding for the new Braves stadium has been controversial from Day One. … Continue reading

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Silence Whistle-Blowers?

This Tuesday Governor Deal intimated that he may have a solution to prevent future controversy at our state ethics commission. Sounds like a great idea at first, given that taxpayers got rocked by a $1.15 million award to the commission’s … Continue reading

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The Biggest Waste and Inefficiency of All?

Note the following post was authored by Wyc Orr, a Common Cause Georgia board member.   How revealing, last week’s outcry from the Co-Chair of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s own new Commission on Waste & Efficiency in Government, about the … Continue reading

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The New Stadium Math: $300 Million = $600 Million

Note the following post was authored by Terry Taylor, a Common Cause Georgia board member.   When Cobb County announced the stadium agreement with the Atlanta Braves, it couldn’t have been clearer: The total investment of $672 million was composed … Continue reading

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Unlimited Lobbyist Spending Now Only Takes Two to Tango

A move earlier this week by the Senate Ethics Committee really puts an exclamation point on the statement we have made before: Georgia’s lobbyist gift cap is fraught with loopholes! And the House Ethics Committee has already pledged to match … Continue reading

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Citizens Fighting Back Against New Stadium

It’s been six months since we took to the streets in an attempt to force the City of Altanta to let its citizens vote on whether or not we wanted to publicly fund a massive portion of the new $1.2 … Continue reading

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