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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
Group files ethics complaint against Sanford

...North Carolina Action, a left-leaning nonprofit group in Raleigh, filed its complaint against McCrory with the state Ethics Commission. The complaint against Sanford was filed with the U.S. House Ethics Committee by Citizens for Responsibility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-12/group-files-ethics-complaint-
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
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
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