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State commission in crisis

...online reports of what candidates and lobbyists raise and spend, and to enforce the law...would have required registration as a lobbyist by anyone talking about business with a...increasing the reporting frequency of lobbyists, and requiring all local candidates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-14/state-commission-cris
Georgia ethics commission fires director Holly LaBerge

...concerns led to the personnel decisions. The lawsuits revealed that the governor's office helped recruit LaBerge, a former lobbyist for the state Public Defender's Standards Council, and included allegations that she later claimed the governor "owes her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-08/georgia-ethics-commission-fir
Let Export-Import Bank go

...of Ex-Im subsidies go to large companies such as Boeing, GE and Caterpillar ? companies large enough to pay their own lobbyists and to secure private financing ? is the taxpayer being properly served?Given the shoddy accounting provided by the Ex-Im...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-28/let-export-import-bank-g
Legislators look at simplifying Georgia alcohol rules

...policy and all," Maxwell told the lobbyists assembled Wednesday. "I said we're...here to do that."Many of the lobbyists were happy with limiting things to...coming from this."Karen Bremer, a lobbyist for the Georgia Restaurant Association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-16/legislators-look-simplifying-
Rants & Raves

...shots at Hillary Clinton, the presidential front-runner.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Tell Congress to stop taking money from gun lobbyists and start protecting our children.THE PUBLIC DEFENDER wrote a letter of apology and charges were dropped. Would the district...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-16/rants-raves
Vote for David Perdue

...think that mailings contain facts about results. Nope!Kingston is a typical Washington insider and an indentured servant to lobbyists. He may have voted certain ways, but that's all ? no results, and no swaying others to see the light. It's all about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-05/vote-david-perdue
Lobbyists treat PSC like royalty

...about this time, utility lobbyists start stuffing the stockings...Journal-Constitution's analysis of lobbyist disclosure records for the past...comparatively little.A single lobbyist, Terry Hobbs of SCANA Energy...accounts for about 40 percent of lobbyist spending on the PSC since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-07/lobbyists-treat-psc-royalty
Let Export-Import Bank expire

...Democrats join hands with Big Business lobbyists to tout the Ex-Im Bank, which a then-U...then it's totally OK.Big Business lobbyists, labor unions, the U.S. Chamber of...except a handful of disappointed K Street lobbyists.We sincerely hope Ex-Im opponents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-19/let-export-import-ban
Former Medical College of Georgia president dies

...public opinion," said another daughter, Mary Beth Steinfeld of Sacramento.Steinfeld refused to meet with tobacco industry lobbyists and hung signs around his office that read, "Thank you for not smoking," she said.Steinfeld believed his anti-tobacco...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-06/former-medical-college-georg
Deal signs legislation limiting spending by Georgia lobbyists

...state limits on how much money lobbyists can spend. Right now, lobbyists can spend as much as they...state's first limits on lobbyist spending.Still, there are...Once the law takes effect, lobbyists can still spend more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-06/deal-signs-legislation-limiti