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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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The Price of Secrecy

Note the following post was authored by Wyc Orr, Vice-Chairman of the board of Common Cause Georgia.   At what price secrecy? Are the costs to taxpayers from bad decisions resulting from secret deal-making by public officials too high for … Continue reading

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Cobb County and the Braves: Striking Out on Transparency

Note the following post was authored by Terry Taylor, a Common Cause Georgia board member.   The Metro Atlanta area has been a hotbed of stadium-related news over the last 18 months. While the Falcons dominated the conversation for most … Continue reading

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Intern Insights vol. 3

This summer Common Cause Georgia has a brand new crop of interns. Their experience with politics ranges from never having voted to having their TV permanently set to C-SPAN. Each of our interns will be blogging throughout the summer about … Continue reading

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Intern Insights Vol. 2

This summer Common Cause Georgia has a brand new crop of interns. Their experience with politics ranges from never having voted to having their TV permanently set to C-SPAN. Each of our interns will be blogging throughout the summer about … Continue reading

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