Next week, Republicans in a Dunwoody-area legislative district will choose their nominee for state representative. The candidates are Tom Taylor, the incumbent who was busted driving drunk at three times the legal limit with a gun on his hip and four kids in the car, and Tom Owens, a challenger who has had more than… [Read More]
When a judge — or anyone — makes lewd or sexually suggestive comments to a co-worker in the workplace, there should be consequences. However, if you don’t like those consequences, then just become a legislator and strip the Judicial Qualifications Commission — the agency responsible for investigating ethics violations by judges — of its power. Works… [Read More]
Yesterday, we told you about Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s sloppy mistakes that have raised serious concerns about the integrity of Georgia’s electoral process. Kemp’s staff took issue with our comments, and spent much of their taxpayer-funded work day attacking us for it. .@bettergeorgia Nice try blaming @BrianKempGA for incompetence of #Dougherty county officials. #Yawn… [Read More]
Once again, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Do you remember when Kemp’s office accidentally released private information, including social security numbers, of all six million Georgia voters last year? Now Brian Kemp has made another sloppy mistake that could have alarming implications for Georgia. The… [Read More]
Have you heard of the Judicial Qualifications Commission? If not, you’re about to. The JQC is the watchdog agency that makes sure Georgia judges aren’t overstepping their authority. Thanks to House and Senate Republicans (and quite a few Democrats), it might have its legs cut out from under it. If the Governor signs the legislation passed… [Read More]
Better Georgia learned today that Secretary of State Brian Kemp has abandoned his attempt to hire Nathan Deal’s former press secretary through a no-bid contract.
Kemp’s decision to cancel the contract follows a formal protest filed by Better Georgia with the state’s Department of Administrative Services.
Brian Kemp is clearly in crisis mode from a massive data breach of Social Security numbers that he shared with a “no compromise” gun lobby, a neo-Confederate political party and others. But crisis or no crises, Georgia’s no-bid contract law is clear.
We finally have our first hint at why Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp released the social security numbers of every Georgia voter. Kemp responded to a request from Georgia’s tax agency, the Georgia Department of Revenue. That leaves us asking a new questions: Why does Georgia’s tax office need social security numbers, driver’s license… [Read More]
That was fast. Just last week, we told you that when it comes to Georgia’s lax pay-to-play laws, the once-fierce ethics watchdog, Sen. Josh McKoon, has turned into a disappointing lap dog who isn’t even willing to say that the practice should be illegal. Instead, he told the newspaper that he wanted to protect politicians…. [Read More]
It’s amazing what happens when someone like Sen. Josh McKoon decides to run for statewide office. McKoon once had a well-earned reputation as a fierce ethics watchdog. But now he’s turned into a lap dog when it comes to Georgia’s lax pay-to-play laws that allow companies that do business with the state to contribute to… [Read More]