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Jason Carter continues ethics attack on Gov. Nathan Deal at Paine College

...The memo, an account of text messages and a phone call between Holly LaBerge, the executive director of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, and Deal chief of staff Chris Riley and chief counsel Ryan Teague...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-16/jason-carter-c
Democratic nominee seeks investigation into governor's office for intimidation allegations to derail 2010 campaign probe

...Carter's argument is simply an "election-year attack."The state auditor's office is investigating the firing of Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission workers including LaBerge's predecessor, over the ex-employees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-15/investigation-
Advocates want ethics chief out

...organization, Common Cause Georgia, said Executive Secretary Holly LaBerge gained her position as the head of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission as a result of the wrongful termination of other employees."She's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-18/advocates-want-ga-ethics-chi
On heels of $700,000 lawsuit, Deal wants overhaul of ethics agency

...Gov. Nathan Deal will propose an overhaul of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, he...proposal, Deal said each of the three branches of Georgia government would appoint members to the commission ? four...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-07/heels-700000-lawsuit-deal-wan
Georgia House committee advances bill empowering for-profit probation companies

...services have contributed more than $140,000 to state political campaigns, according to records maintained by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.According to the association, at the end of 2012 one in 40 Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-29/georgia-house-committe
Commission expected to discuss Russell's interim replacement in closed-door meeting

...meeting is for the expressed purpose of discussing "personnel," which is one of a handful of exemptions to Georgia government transparency laws.The commission voted 7-0 last week to fire Russell, the city's administrator since January...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-12-16/commission-expected-disc
Rants & Raves

...Is anyone really surprised? We had John Kerry "negotiating" the American position! IT'S PAST 21 YEARS since Georgia government started "pre-K" education for kids from birth to age 5, and it seems public schooling has gone down and not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-29/rants-raves
Mary Davis, Donnie Smith lead commission candidates in fundraising

...disclosures. However, educator Cleveland O'Steen, who is seeking the District 3 seat, has filed nothing with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission since January, when he reported a zero balance. The agency lists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2012-10-07/mary-davis-don
Exception would let commissioners do business with Augusta

...that are subcontracted and paid by the general or prime contractor, not the city.William Perry, the head of the Georgia government watchdog group Common Cause, was surprised Augusta would consider excluding subcontracts for readily available...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-02-17/exception-would-let-comm
To understand tag tax, you must recall history

...tag fee law: I am all for eliminating taxes, fees and other means of taking money from the people. That said, Georgia government is distended with bureaucracy and fraud, and that should be tackled simultaneously. Politicians love to beat the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-03-24/understand-tag-tax-you-m