Tag Archives: Lobbyist Registration

Top 9 Ethics Bill Loopholes

Although HB 142 does rectify some issues with the ethics laws in Georgia. There are several loopholes that keep the bill from achieving it’s true purpose: ending unlimited giving from lobbyists to legislators. Lobbyists can split tickets with other lobbyists … Continue reading

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Speaker Ralston’s Bad Toupee Bill

“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 write … Continue reading

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Ralston’s Reform Too Good to Be True

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 two … Continue reading

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Trouble on the Horizon

The Governor has promptly signed into law what was HB232. This law is meant to correct a poor Advisory Opinion given by the State Campaign Finance Commission regarding who must register as lobbyists.  We covered the issue in The Right … Continue reading

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The Right to Petition

In the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Congress is prohibited from making any law that prohibits the right of people to petition the government for a redress of grievances.  This right has been held to include the right to … Continue reading

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