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Inquiry Looks Into a Shield for Donors in Elections

This New York Times article certainly rings true right here in Georgia. By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE Published: June 26, 2012 Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York has begun investigating contributions to tax-exempt groups that are heavily involved in political campaigns, focusing on a case involving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has been one


Do You Feel Pressured to Support TSPLOST?

Do You Feel Pressured to Support TSPLOST? Local municipalities, chambers of commerce and even businesses are mobilizing to get voters to the polls in support of TSLOST on July 31. How to you feel about this effort? It’s no secret that most municipalities are urging a “yes” vote on TSPLOST. Without it, local governments are


Big Companies Strong-arming Employees

Metro Atlanta firms as voter turnout machines 9:00 am June 23, 2012, by jgalloway “You may not know it yet, but if you work for a large company in metro Atlanta, you’re about to become part of one of the most unusual political campaigns this state has ever seen. Most battles for votes are conducted


Transportation tax e-mail: Arm twisting or misunderstanding?

Yet another “misunderstanding” involving the Connect Georgia campaign, Georgia Chambers of Commerce, Governor Deal, and taxpayers. You decide: Arm twisting or misunderstanding?


Georgia’s obsession: Pouring concrete and asphalt

Based on the headline, you might think this is a pro-T-SPLOST piece.  The content will surprise you. Lee Ballard. a Macon resident, blows the whistle on the lies being spread by Chambers of Commerce across the state to sell you on T-SPLOST. “It’s true, Georgia’s 40th (not 49th) place per capita spending, at $607, is

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