Reporters gathered at Middle Georgia Regional Airport asked Deal about the ruling Sunday morning when he briefly touched down to sign a bill making changes to the Macon-Bibb County Community Enhancement Authority.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is blasting accusations that his inner circle tampered with a wide-ranging investigation into his use of campaign money. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a report suggesting that Deal's choice to lead the state ethics commission conspired with the governor's aides to make the case go away. It ended in a settlement last year.
The lobbyist for Georgia's public defender system has been named to lead the state's ethics commission. Holly LaBerge, of Senoia, was selected on Friday as executive secretary of the panel that handles campaign finance complaints and oversees lobbyists.
The top staffer of the state ethics commission is resigning after the panel voted to slash her salary. The five-member panel on Friday voted to cut Executive Secretary Stacey Kalberman's salary to no more than $85,000 and eliminate the No. 2 position at the agency, which deals with campaign finance complaints.
The top two people in charge at the state’s ethics agency are on their way out. The board of the state ethics commission says it’s restructuring to save money. Critics say it’s the latest move to dis-empower the commission.