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Spend our money wisely

...them." So says the Georgia Constitution, which public officials swear to uphold.We haven't seen convincing evidence...consult the state constitution about their duties as a public official.A "trustee" is someone who has a fiduciary responsibility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-24/spend-our-money-wisel
'A naked abuse of power'

...power to veto her funding.There's no question his admittedly bold act was an attempt to persuade the disgraced public official to do what she should have done after completing her 45-day jail sentence. She should have resigned.He overestimated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-22/naked-abuse-power
Nathan Deal accepts Joe Jackson's resignation from Augusta Commission

...County Probate Judge Harry James III in approving Jackson's resignation letter, which is required of all resigning public officials under Georgia law.Johnson said Thursday that the commission will "more than likely" nominate Ben Hasan, who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-22/nathan-deal-accepts-joe-
'Squid pro quo?'

...apology as well. This is not simply a matter between two private individuals. This was a back-room machination by a public official ? the top elected official in Augusta, no less ? that is tantamount to vote-buying. Some people would even call...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-07/squid-pro-quo
Wanted: a servant leader

...Sunshine, they are "a reminder that government is created by and for the people to promote the common good and that public officials and employees are the servants, not the masters."These public servants are expected to execute their duties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-17/wanted-servant-leader
Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones

...debate is building over privacy concerns in a future world of camera-equipped drones overhead, prompting some public officials to call for privacy protections.Civilian drones can be a far cry from the big, menacing versions used by the military...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-12/georgia-firms-eye-commercial-
Georgia's Democratice Senate candidate, Michelle Nunn, to return contributions linked to ex-convict

...payments, and Murrell pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Hobbs Act, a federal law often used to prosecute public officials for accepting bribes.Efforts to reach Murrell on Friday were not successful.Details of Murrell's background...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-11/georgias-democratice-senate-c
Pledge genuine allegiance

...eye-popping, and the lack of accountability in government is astounding ? the result of our failure to hold public officials accountable.The good news is, these 10 acts of character, citizenship and brotherhood are uncomplicated and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-04/pledge-genuine-allegi
Georgia ethics commission hopes to focus on work

...executive secretary."Perry said the agency hasn't been auditing campaign filings as they are required to do and public officials haven't been able to resolve cases against them.No commission meetings are currently scheduled, although it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-21/georgia-ethics-commissio
South Carolina Senate postpones vote on ethics compromise

...more," said House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville. "We all wanted independent investigations of public officials, but there is absolutely no sense in sacrificing all of these reforms at the altar of the investigation."Bannister...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-05/south-carolina-senate-postpon