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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Savannah Morning News – Ethics group gives Georgia a D-minus for ethics, openness

By WALTER C. JONES ATLANTA — A national advocacy group has awarded Georgia a D- for laws dealing with campaign finance, government ethics and openness in an assessment released today. No state made higher than a C on the report card produced by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity. Georgia’s numerical grade, 68.2, puts it squarely in the middle of states at 24th. That compares to its ranking at 50th, the worst in

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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

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