Author Archives: CCGA

Reassessing Subsidies for Economic Development

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported on an interesting portion of President Obama’s proposed 2016 budget: the barring of tax-exempt bonds in the financing of professional sports facilities. The Treasury Department believes the trend toward this practice has “shifted more of … Continue reading

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Rapidly Decreasing Transparency in Savannah

To underscore the need for increased transparency and accountability across the state, we are calling today for the Savannah-Chatham County School Board to recommit to providing the public with robust and timely access to their business. In recent months the … Continue reading

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Distrust in Government Tops Year End Charts

Each year, Gallup compiles monthly results on surveys gauging what Americans view as their nation’s biggest problem. This year, after averaging combined results of about 12,000 adults, the research company announced that poor government leadership was 2014’s top problem. These … Continue reading

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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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