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State commission in crisis

...whether that opportunity will be squandered.Despite the nickname, which is a holdover from its former moniker, the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission never has been responsible for policing ethics. Instead, its job is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-14/state-commission-cris
Report: Ga. governments have weak nepotism rules

ATLANTA - Local governments in metro Atlanta have hired at least 770 relatives of current employees during the last three years, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-31/report-ga-governments-have-we
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-
City finances get clean bill of health after 'big' audit

...liabilities now, he said, calling the amount "not too bad" compared with what his firm has observed in other Georgia governments.Commissioner Bill Lockett, who has criticized aspects of city spending and in the past called for forensic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-07/city-finances-get-clean-
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