KING KASIM: POWER, MONEY AND GREED

News reports of city department heads being fired by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have described the moves as surprising or unexpected.  It’s really neither when you understand what this mayor is all about – power, money and greed.  And by the way, rumor has it the bloodletting at City Hall is not over. I offer this as my opinion and no, I have no hard evidence, no proof.  I say it as speculation knowing that

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Watchdogs File Ethics Complaint Against Former Senate Leader

Late yesterday, Georgia Ethics Watchdogs filed our first ethics complaint in an effort to spotlight needed changes in Georgia’s ethics laws. Our complaint was filed against former Senate Majority Chip Rogers with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission for violating campaign disclosure laws by not being specific about loans from himself to his campaign, which were then paid back three years later.  He also has not filed required reports, seven in all, since

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Devastating for Georgia Ethics: 2015 State Integrity Investigation

Today the Center for Public Integrity, along with Global Integrity released it’s 2015 State Integrity Investigation report, which ranks the elevates Georgia’s “integrity” ranking to 24th in the nation, up from 50th just three years ago. The result for ethics reform advocates will be devastating! As an ethics watchdog, I can not support this report. CPI changed its methodology since its report in 2012, so while most people will assume they have compared apples to

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Watchdogs Unleashed!

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

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