October 1, 2014 •
Georgia Ethics Commissioners Discuss Path Forward
The state ethics commission met September 30, 2014, for the first public meeting following the firing of former Executive Secretary Holly LaBerge. The commission closed 14 complaints against officials and candidates, approved three new advisory opinions, and discussed the agency’s future.
New staff attorneys Robert Lane and Bethany Whetzel have identified nearly 200 open ethics cases needing processed.
The commission will continue to consider recently drafted amendments to campaign and lobbying rules with the hope of passing the amendments by the end of the year. The amendments will clarify campaign reporting thresholds, permit gift splitting by lobbyists, and require reporting of gifts to family members of officials.
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