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Senator received support from probation firm owner, bondsmen group

...are in Georgia.According to state Eth ics Commission records, the Pri vate Probation Asso cia tion of Georgia had eight lobbyists working this year's legislative session at a cost of more than $10,000 each. The Georgia Association of Pro fessional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-18/senator-received-suppo
May 20 ballots to include Democrats' questions

...wound up playing a role in changing state law, when both parties came up with separate versions of a question about whether lobbyists' gifts to legislators should be limited.Legislative leaders had pooh-poohed the idea of a gift cap before the primary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-09/may-20-ballots
Ethics talk heats up Georgia governor's race

...Deal's campaign spokeswoman Jen Talaber said Deal's plan built on ethics reforms passed by lawmakers last year and a lobbyist gift ban for executive branch employees that he ordered upon taking office."While Carter's proposal simply shifts the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-08/ethics-talk-heats-georgia-gov
South Carolina At­torney General Alan Wilson returning $200 in donations from 2010 race

...taking money from lobbyists, and Hearn was a registered lobbyist for the South Carolina...said I was not a lobbyist.""I was not...matter anyway. Lobbyists can't make a donation...1975-1989, worked as a lobbyist for the credit union...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-07/south-carolina-torney-general
Ordinary citizens find they can have an impact at the Capitol

ATLANTA - There are plenty of lobbyists in expensive suits throwing around...said Kathy Floyd, a veteran lobbyist and executive director of the Georgia...are clogged with constituents and lobbyists on one side of a rope line and legislators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-19/ordinary-citizens-find-t
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
Georgia Democrats includes questions on primary ballot

...in changing state law. By coincidence, both parties that year came up with separate versions of a question about whether lobbyists' gifts to legislators should be limited.Legislative leaders had pooh-poohed the idea of a gift cap before the primary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-08/georgia-democr
Surprising legislative, judicial powers are derived from sheer vagueness

...explicator of it ? more power is acquired by legislators and bureaucrats.Politicians, hardened legislative aides and ardent lobbyists have long learned of the benefits of vagueness. It not only enables bills to be enacted that could not otherwise pass muster...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-04-05/surprising-legis
Trial begins in Ga. ethics commission lawsuit; judge rules Deal won't have to testify

...administrative fees.A series of sworn statements in the Kalberman and Streicker lawsuits have revealed that LaBerge, a former lobbyist for the Georgia Public Defender's Standards Council, was first contacted by the governor's office about the ethics commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-31/trial-begins-ga-ethics-commission-l
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