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Tweet I get accused of not praising the steps the House Leadership has taken toward ethics reform. While I have praised them for offering to restore the rulemaking authority for what use to be known as the State Ethics Commission, requiring … Continue reading →
Tweet “More of a sun visor than a cap,” is how Georgia House Speaker David Ralston described the Senate’s Rule limiting gifts from lobbyists to $100. He is so critical because of the exceptions the rule allows. He pledged to … Continue reading →
Tweet How wonderful it would be for Georgia’s ethics commission to be able to write rules again. It would be a marvelous thing for lobbyists to lose their ability to give unlimited gifts to government officials in this state. The … Continue reading →
Tweet Late last week, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston announced that in response to the overwhelming support for a cap on lobbyist spending, he will propose a “full ban” on lobbyist spending in the 2013 legislative session. I am extremely … Continue reading →
Tweet Want to dismiss what someone’s saying? It’s easy: tell them they’re, “just arguing semantics.” That handful of words can serve to completely disregard someone’s argument based on the fact that they’re saying word choice is important. But what words … Continue reading →