Companies and individuals that conduct business with cities and counties often provide the lion’s share of campaign contributions in local races. This results in contracting practices that are wasteful and unfair. Ultimately, Georgia citizens pay for it.
The Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is one place where pay-to-play has created a legacy of corruption. Board member, Dr. Kerwin Swint authored a report summarizing some of the major scandals and cases that the Airport has been involved in over the past 30 years.
Click here to read Dr. Swint’s whitepaper on the airport's history of corruption.
Below is a timeline of some of the major controversies that have been uncovered during the current contracting process. All of these instances highlight how Pay-to-Play reform can prevent the perception problems that arise when mixing campaign contributions and government contracts.