Tag Archives: Atlanta Journal Consitution

A bad news day for government

Written by: CCGA Board Member, Terry Taylor My happy weekend mood took a nosedive when I looked at the front page of the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Saturday, May 11. Here are the titles for three out of the four … Continue reading

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Holding Power Accountable

The true cost of “job-creating” tax incentives The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently reported on two related stories. The one that appeared on February 19 focused on $75 million in tax incentives designed to attract Caterpillar into building a plant in … Continue reading

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Too Little, Too Late

Changes at the State Ethics Commission Aren’t Enough to Save It The situation at the State Ethics Commission has been spiraling downward for years. It seems like everything came to a head this summer, when staff and commissioners left the … Continue reading

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It wouldn’t be fall in GA without an extravagant lobbyist funded trip

It sure seems like a year can’t go by without a lobbyist expenditure scandal. Last year it was the $17,000 Europe trip, for House Speaker David Ralston. This year it’s the $5,000 golf trip for Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution … Continue reading

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It doesn’t have to be just red or blue

There’s a new political organization making waves in Georgia. Americans Elect is a group dedicated to “putting the first directly-nominated nonpartisan ticket on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states”. According to a recent AJC article they are concentrating their … Continue reading

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Certainly not a City of Ethics…

Recently executive director William Perry was contacted by the AJC to make a comment regarding unethical conduct in the city of Alpharetta. In the article published, Alpharetta was painted in a very dim light. It was revealed, that City Councilmembers … Continue reading

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