Let the people decide!
March 11, 2013
At some point, a conversation we were never allowed to hear, took place between Arthur �Blank and Atlanta';s Mayor, Kasim Reed. A few other conversations we never heard took place between Reed and some city council members. Other quiet conversations … Continue reading →
Speaker's bill would "turn his $17K trip to Europe into a $13K trip" that's not a gimmick?
February 25, 2013
I get accused of not praising the steps the House Leadership has taken toward ethics reform. While I have praised them for offering to restore the rulemaking authority for what use to be known as the State Ethics Commission, requiring disclosure … Continue reading →
Speaker Ralston's Bad Toupee Bill
February 8, 0013
"More of a sun visor than a cap," is how Georgia House Speaker David Ralston described the Senate';s Rule limiting gifts from lobbyists to $100. He is so critical because of the exceptions the rule allows. He pledged to write … Continue reading →
Please Don't Bluff Mr. Blank
February 1, 0013
This week Mayor Kasim Reed reportedly indicated to members of the Atlanta City Council that Arthur Blank implied that the Atlanta Falcons might consider a move to Los Angeles. If Arthur Blank or the Falcons are using a whispered threat … Continue reading →
Ralston's Reform Too Good to Be True
January 30, 0013
How wonderful it would be for Georgia';s ethics commission to be able to write rules again. It would be a marvelous thing for lobbyists to lose their ability to give unlimited gifts to government officials in this state. The two … Continue reading →