Last week, when The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that yet another whistleblower lawsuit had been filed against one of Gov. Deal’s cronies, hardly anyone was surprised.
How could we be? Within the last year, the state has already spent millions of taxpayer dollars settling at least five whistleblower lawsuits against Deal’s appointees and allies.
And, it’s no surprise that Gov. Deal — one of the most corrupt governors in the nation — thinks the solution is to make it harder for employees to expose unethical — even potentially illegal — conduct on the part of their bosses.
Corruption may be business as usual for Gov. Nathan Deal, but at Better Georgia, we believe that Georgia taxpayers deserve an honest, transparent and effective government that works for the people.
If you’re tired of spending millions of taxpayer dollars to cover up the Deal administration’s chronic corruption, support Better Georgia today.
Together, we can hold our elected officials accountable!
You already know about the million dollars a jury ordered the state to pay the former ethics commission head, Stacey Kalberman, who lost her job for too aggressively investigating ethics complaints against Gov. Deal’s campaign.
And, you’ve heard about the nearly two million dollars the state paid Kalberman’s three colleagues at the commission to settle claims that they, too, were punished for investigating the governor.
You may not know that earlier this month, the state was forced to pay Mary Therese Grabowski nearly half a million dollars to settle whistleblower lawsuit after she was fired for raising ethical questions about Gov. Deal’s controversial appointee, former head of the Georgia National Guard, Jim Butterworth.
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Now, the former Vice President for Financial Management of the Georgia Lottery, Kenneth Knight, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against lottery chief Debbie Dlugolenski Alford. In his lawsuit, Knight claims he was fired when he refused to present false sales projections to the lottery board.
But, the real controversy at the lottery began two years ago with Alford’s appointment. Even though Alford had no experience running a state lottery, Gov. Deal made it clear to the lottery board that his former budget director was his choice for the lucrative job. The governor’s interference in the process even prompted the resignation of one board member.
The bottom line? The people of Georgia deserve better than a corrupt governor who fosters a culture of dishonesty and cronyism that costs taxpayers millions of dollars.
It’s time to tell Gov. Deal that we’re tired of forking over millions of dollars to clean up his messes.
Tell him that the answer to corruption in government isn’t making it easier to break the rules.
Together, we can hold our elected officials — even Gov. Deal — accountable.