Tag Archives: State Ethics Commission

Political Notes — State Ethics Commission is at full strength again

House Speaker David Ralston appoints Savannah attorney to the state ethics commission, bringing the panel back up to full membership . . .

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Deal names top political ally to state ethics commission

Tricia Pridemore, who was active in Nathan Deal’s 2010 campaign for governor, was appointed by Deal to the state ethics commission . . .

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State Ethics Commission clarifies ban on lobbying

The state ethics commissions clarifies the prohibition on lobbying by former legislators and votes to give its executive secretary a pay raise . . .

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Lobbying ban applies to all government levels, ethics officer says

The state ethics commission will take up the question of how widespread is the ban on lobbying by former legislators . . .

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Thompson returns to state ethics commission

Rick Thompson, the former executive secretary of the state ethics commission, has been appointed to the panel by Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

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Political Notes — Deal, Olens don’t like Obama’s bathroom order, but won’t commit to suing

Nathan Deal, Sam Olens vow they’ll protect school children from federal transgender bathroom policies . . .

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Political Notes – Oxendine’s ethics case is lighter, but still alive

John Oxendine’s ethics case, which has been hanging around the state ethics commission since at least 2010, will hang around a little longer . . .

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Political Notes — Six years on, Oxendine case will be back before the ethics commission

An ethics case involving former insurance commissioner John Oxendine is scheduled to go before the state ethics commission in December — more than six years after the initial complaint was filed . . .

Tags: Board of Regents , Doug Chalmers , garnishment law , Jekyll Island , John Oxendine , Marvin Shoob , Sam Olens , State Ethics Commission

Deal vs. the Press: Some bragging, some fussing, some feuding

Gov. Nathan Deal fires at the media, and the media fires back, in a spirited discussion at an Atlanta Press Club luncheon . . .

Tags: Atlanta Press Club , Board of Regents , Dink NeSmith , Nathan Deal , school takeover bill , State Ethics Commission , transportation funding bill , William Perry

Ritter named director of ethics commission

The state ethics commission appoints Assistant Attorney General Stefan Ritter as its new executive secretary . . .

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