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Judge mulling sanctions in Georgia ethics trial

...last month, he testified.None of the commissioners at the ethics commission, which is formally known as the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, ever instructed LaBerge to withhold documents or not to discuss documents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-25/judge-mulling-sanctions-georg
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
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
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-
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