Watch the full story at: https://youtu.be/Pn31QUo4Wm0 Planet Atlanta reporter Molly Read Woo talks with Georgia Ethics Watchdog William Perry and Atlanta Unfiltered publisher Jim Walls about their latest work to hold government officials accountable – and a little about how they got started on this civic quest.
Read the full story at: http://m.clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2015/09/17/new-georgia-political-watchdog-proposes-naming-shaming ““This is going to be a lot of fun for me,” said William Perry, self-styled “top dog” at a linked pair of new good-government groups: Georgia Ethics Watchdogs and Georgia Ethics Watchdogs Education Fund.”
Read the full story at: http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/09/16/georgia-has-a-new-unleashed-ethics-watchdog-group/ William Perry on Wednesday announced the launch of Georgia Ethics Watchdogs, which he said will “shine the light on public officials who cross the line” by filing complaints when state ethics laws are violated. Perry was forced out as head of the Georgia chapter of Common Cause last month, a move he said was triggered by the organization’s recent shift to a more muscular stance on policy issues. It came
So it took a few weeks, but the wait is over… it’s time to unleash the watchdogs! Today, we are launching Georgia Ethics Watchdogs and the Georgia Ethics Watchdogs Education Fund. Georgia Ethics Watchdogs, a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, will serve as a sentinel, a pundit to shine the light on public officials who cross the line by filing ethics complaints when the ethics in government act is violated. Our goal is to take actions to
Read the full story at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/why-wont-the-falcons-and-braves-reveal-their-stadium-sponsorship-costs/ …William Perry, president and CEO of the recently launched Georgia Ethics Watchdogs, says it’s in the public interest for Blank and Cannon to release the deal’s terms. He says the public’s actual tab for the Falcons stadium will amount to more than just $200 million in bonds—the figure Atlanta officials have frequently cited as the cap for the public funding component of the stadium project, an amount that will come
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Listen to the full story at: http://wabe.org/post/former-common-cause-ga-head-vows-keep-ethics-fight Ethics watchdog groups make it a point to hold public officials and public institutions accountable and responsive to citizens. That’s actually the core mission of Common Cause Georgia, and for four years William Perry has served as the organization’s executive director. But the leadership of Common Cause is changing, and William Perry is no longer the executive director. Perry joined Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer on “A Closer Look”
Read the full story at: http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/08/11/common-cause-of-georgias-head-to-start-new-watchdog-group/ “I’ve learned it’s really hard to be a government watchdog as well as a public policy advocate. And Common Cause, both nationally and in Georgia, is taking on new issues, they’re playing more of a role in expanding the public policy work they do. And I just think I’m not the right fit for that. I need to be somebody who wants to kick down doors and expose government corruption.