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

Read More…

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

Read More…