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Department of Human Services Board says photo IDs will cost $7.7 million

...included the photo requirement as part of a larger bill aimed to prevent fraud in food assistance programs.State Sen. Don Balfour, a Snellville Republican, sponsored the law and said the cost is reasonable to prevent people from selling the food...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-21/department-human-services-boa
Bottom Line

...stamps.But anyone without a photo ID could exchange those benefits for other financial gain.That's why state Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, has sponsored a bill targeting food-benefit fraud. One of the bill's features requires simply...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-23/bottom-line
Guns, medical marijuana oil among issues Georgia lawmakers addressed on busy final day of session

...the clock ticked on the session. Any legislation not approved by midnight automatically failed for the year.Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, said most residents would find the testing requirement reasonable."They get drug tested when they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-21/guns-medical-marijuana-oil-am
New bill expected as Georgia lawmakers revive effort to expand gun rights

...gun violence" without infringing on the Second Amendment.The Senate provided the only drama of the day when Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, rose to speak for the first time since his acquittal on criminal charges that he submitted bogus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-13/new-bill-expected-georgi
Acquitted Georgia senator asks state to pay legal fees

...and expense reimbursements is asking the stateto pay his client's legal fees.Ken Hodges, an attorney for Sen. Don Balfour, sent a letter Monday to the Geor gia Department of Ad min is tra tive Services seeking reimbursement for nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-04/acquitted-georgia-senator-ask
Across the region

...begins for Georgia lawmakerATLANTA - Prosecutors and defense attorneys offered different descriptions of state Sen. Don Balfour on Monday: he either intentionally claimed false reimbursements and other money from state government or was a dedicated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-12-16/across-region
Indicted Ga. lawmaker wants indictment dismissed

ATLANTA - A lawyer for indicted state Sen. Don Balfour is arguing the state's prosecution of his client is unconstitutional because it violates the concept of separation of powers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-12-06/indicted-ga-lawmaker-wants-i
Balfour lawyer asks judge to toss out state's case

ATLANTA - The state's prosecution of Georgia state Sen. Don Balfour, who is accused of illegally claiming state pay, is unconstitutional because it violates the concept of separation of powers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-06/balfour-lawyer-asks-judge-tos
Suspended Ga. lawmaker to go to trial next month

...state pay is set to stand trial next month after his lawyer filed a request for a speedy process.The trial for Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, is scheduled to start in Fulton County Superior Court on Dec. 16. A grand jury indicted Balfour...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-26/suspended-ga-lawmaker-go-trial-next
Georgia lawmakers enjoy last of free football tickets

...I attended the season opener," Shafer said. "The face value of my ticket was $12."Georgia Tech gave Sen. Don Balfour, R-Snellville, a $50 ticket to an Aug. 31 game, according to spending reports.Old habits die hard. Finally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-09-14/georgia-lawmakers-enjoy-