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South Carolina bills involve independent ethics investigations

...legislative investigations of colleagues. The state Ethics Commission would investigate instead. Martin's bill and...Under changes the Senate panel discussed, the state Ethics Commission would also look into complaints against them and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-10/south-carolina-bills-involve-
More changes ahead for Georgia's ethics agency

ATLANTA - After a stinging audit and a staffing overhaul, the state ethics commission looks to a new year that could bring even more significant changes.The commission has been mired in recent years by lawsuits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-06/more-changes-ahead-georgias-e
Across the region

...Olympic Park downtown to the King Center just east of downtown.SC ethics agency wants more staffCOLUMBIA - The State Ethics Commission is seeking more help in its job overseeing most of South Carolina's elected officials.In its budget request...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-20/across-region
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley names former ethics commission chairman as her next chief of staff

...a former military attorney and chairman of the State Ethics Commission.The newly re-elected Republican governor announced...appointed Burns to a vacant position with the State Ethics Commission earlier this year. His five-year term was slated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-13/south-carolina-gov-nikki
Georgia House District 125 incumbent Earnest Smith dogged by campaign financial reporting issues

A string of campaign financial reporting issues dating to the start of his Georgia House career has the state ethics commission investigating Augusta Democrat Earnest Smith.In an Oct. 13 document filed with the Georgia Government Transparency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-11-01/georgia-house-district-125-incu
Deal, Carter hit each other's weak spots in Georgia governor debate

...a $700,000 decision in favor of the former state ethics commission director."A little bit of what we did this...been the only candidate to propose changes to the state ethics commission to eliminate conflicts of interest."We did...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-10
Nathan Deal says his performance as Georgia governor merits re-election

...a state probe into campaign spending and a successful lawsuit for wrongful dismissal by the former head of the state ethics commission who alleged Deal's staff had her fired to block her inquiry into his activities."He was run out of Congress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-10
Audit: Ga. ethics panel lapses continue

ATLANTA -- A review of the operations of the state ethics commission by state auditors found inconsistent treatment of complaints, lack of formal procedures that results in unequal application of the law and questionable expenditures.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-07/audit-ga-ethics-panel-la
State commission in crisis

Monday's firing of Holly LaBerge is only the latest disruption at the state ethics commission she headed.The question now is whether the selection of her replacement will be used as an opportunity to put the tiny agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-14/state-commission-cris
Georgia ethics chief fired

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission has been fired less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for withholding key documents in a lawsuit against the agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-08/georgia-ethics-chief-fired