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Balfour Case Is Over. But Not.

By   /  August 22, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet The Georgia Senate concluded its ethics case against Rules Chairman Don Balfour last week, choosing to fine Balfour $5,000 for filing false expense reports and demanding $366.96 in restitution.  Balfour had earlier agreed to paid $800 for amounts he claims to have been an oversight.  Most in the Senate wish this unpleasant matter would [...]

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With Power Comes Responsibility

By   /  April 6, 2012  /  Government, Politics  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Days before the 2011 Session of the Georgia General Assembly convened, Senate Republicans chose to strip Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle of much of his power over the body.  Despite Cagle having just won re-election by a wide margin, Senators declared that the constitutional responsibilities of running the Senate should remain with them.  [...]

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