AJC – Report cites progress but gives Georgia D- on ethics

By Chris Joyner – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia’s anti-corruption laws got a D- in a report released Monday, but it was not the grade that caused the most controversy.

Three years ago, the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization, released a report grading every state on the strength of its laws against official corruption. That report ranked Georgia dead last and handed ethics watchdogs a cudgel to swing in their campaign for tougher laws, especially surrounding the then-unlimited amounts lobbyists were allowed to spend on state politicians. Read more.


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