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A Look at the Ethics Commission by the Numbers

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the “State Ethics Commission”, and all it’s inefficiency. The three graphics below illustrate just how far the Ethics Commission has fallen in a short amount of time. Hover over the images to … 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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The Cost of Transparency

Both the state and federal government transparency is being threatened by the harsh economic situation. In Georgia, we are well aware that our General Assembly slashed the budget for the State Ethics Commission, who is the keeper of lawmakers’ campaign … Continue reading

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Tardiness Hurts Transparency

Some of you may have noticed that we are in the process of updating our website. One of our goals was to have a current list of General Assembly members who filed their disclosure reports late. The Georgia Government Transparency … Continue reading

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The State of Georgia v. Romania

Note: This post was written by Radu Oprea our Community Solutions Program Fellow. Learn more about Radu by reading our blog about him and the work he will be doing for us. Georgia’s state and local governments are more committed … Continue reading

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The Ethics Commission’s coming changes

The last meeting of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission was quite eventful. The Commission announced some major changes that will be taking place in order to help them do their job despite the severe budget constraints placed on them by … Continue reading

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Why we need ethics commissions

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the State Ethics Commission, but why exactly is it so important and what does it really do (or is it supposed to do)? It may be obvious but the main purpose of … Continue reading

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Late Fee Loopholes

Perhaps the blame for the Ethics Commission’s budget problem lie with those they are aiming to regulate. This year alone lobbyist have racked up $550,000 in LATE fees. That’s not the money they are dishing out on our legislators, that … Continue reading

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GA’s not-so-ethical commission

There have been new developments in the story of Stacey Kalberman’s resignation from the state ethics commission. According to an e-mail obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kalberman denies that she resigned. In fact, she believes that the loss of her … Continue reading

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The Toothless Tiger Bites… Itself!

I recently described the Georgia Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission – still referred to by most as the State Ethics Commission even though ethics is now far removed from their charge – as a toothless tiger.  This was after the … Continue reading

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