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By Jim Walls:
Controversial bonuses paid to Georgia Lottery employees could be whacked by 90 percent or more under Georgia’s new HOPE scholarship law. But there’s nothing to stop the lottery board from jacking up executives’ base salaries to make up the difference. In fact, the board did so just last year, giving CEO Margaret DeFrancisco a $67,000 raise… Read on
Picture a few Georgia legislators in a karaoke bar, swaying back and forth and belting out the Stone’s “Under My Thumb.” Or maybe a little Cee Lo.
That should give you a good sense of the message that lawmakers sent last week to the State Campaign Finance Commission.
Last year, House Speaker David Ralston’s
staff cooked up an ethics “reform” bill in the back room that cruised through the General Assembly under a process that precluded any annoying attempts to amend it.