Tag Archives: Patrick Millsaps

Political Notes – Some lawmakers are unhappy with Butler

Labor Commissioner Mark Butler is drawing criticism over jobless benefits for school workers; Deal honors an insurance company executive; more allegations about the departure of an ethics commission employee . . .

Tags: Bill Edge , Charles Lake , Emanuel Jones , Mark Butler , Nan Orrock , Nathan Deal , Patrick Millsaps , PSC , Stacey Kalberman , State Ethics Commission

Ethics panel still looking into Deal complaints

Despite the recent dismissal of a complaint filed against Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointment of an ethics commission member, three other complaints are still being investigated, the ethics panel chairman said . . .

Tags: Ethics Commission , ethics complaints , George Anderson , Kevin Abernethy , Nathan Deal , Patrick Millsaps

Political Notes – Will Georgia primary be Gingrich’s last stand?

Gingrich could face the defining moment for his presidential campaign in the Georgia primary . . .

Tags: Georgia primary , guns on campus , Kevin Cooke , lobbyists , Lynn Smith , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Patrick Millsaps

Political Notes – Gingrich fades to fourth-place finish in Iowa

Newt Gingrich’s December surge flares out as he drops to a fourth-place finish in the Iowa GOP caucuses . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , Herman Cain , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Patrick Millsaps , PSC , Republican primaries , Rick Santorum , Stan Wise , state sales tax on groceries , Tommie Williams

OIG report says Deal wasn’t involved in ethics staff dismissals

The inspector general’s office concludes that Gov. Nathan Deal was not involved in the controversial departure of two ethics commission staffers last summer . . .

Tags: campaign finances , Deron Hicks , ethics complaints , inspector general's office , Josh Belinfante , Kent Alexander , Kevin Abernathy , Nathan Deal , Patrick Millsaps , Sherilyn Streicker , Stacey Kalberman , State Ethics Commission , U.S. Attorney

Deal appoints former Isakson aide to ethics panel

Gov. Nathan Deal has named Heath Garrett, a political consultant and former aide to Sen. Johnny Isakson, to the state ethics commission . . .

Tags: Heath Garrett , Nathan Deal , Otis Brumby , Patrick Millsaps , State Ethics Commission

Political Notes – A bigger workload for DOT’s engineer

Gerald Ross, the DOT’s chief engineer, is going to be a very busy person as DOT Commissioner Vance Smith also puts him in charge of the department’s public-private construction projects . . .

Tags: Bill Stephens , DOT , GEFA , Gerald Ross , Patrick Millsaps , State Ethics Commission , Stone Mountain Memorial Association , Vance Smith

Ethics commission hires new director

Holly LaBerge of the Public Defender Standards Council has been named the new executive director of the state ethics commission . . .

Tags: Holly LaBerge , Patrick Millsaps , State Ethics Commission

Ethics panel will restructure, chairman will stay on the job

The state ethics commission members plan to restructure the agency to cope with budget cutbacks; the commission chairman says he is not resigning from the panel . . .

Tags: budget cutbacks , Ethics Commission , Patrick Millsaps

Political Notes — After a staff shakeup, ethics panel soldiers on

More turmoil at the State Campaign Finance Commission, where top two staffers are leaving; some strong warnings against a deal between Tennessee and Georgia over water rights . . .

Tags: budget cutbacks , Ethics Commission , Patrick Millsaps , Tennessee River , water resources