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SC treasurer accused of violating ethics law by bringing friend onto case

...that, $2 million went to Michael Montgomery, who Lof tis hired for the case soon after taking office.The State Ethics Commission decided last week that there's probable cause to further investigate allegations that Loftis used his position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-23/sc-treasurer-accused-violatin
DHEC board chooses new leader

...opponent, giving $1,000 to Democratic state Sen. Vin cent Sheheen, according to campaign filings with the state Ethics Commission.Former DHEC Director Catherine Templeton announced her resignation in January.Templeton was a lawyer in Mount...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-24/dhec-board-chooses-new-leader
Georgia Senate OKs medical marijuana bill, House backs earlier restaurant alcohol sales on Sundays

...donations through their parties to avoid donation caps. The House bill passed 166-6.The Senate bill requires the state ethics commission to prove local politicians knowingly and willfully refused to file their campaign reports on time. The Senate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-13/georgia-senate-oks-medic
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-
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
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