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U.S. Rep. Paul Broun again on ‘most corrupt’ list

Special to SEGAZINE

Broun was named to the annual list, put together by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, for the second consecutive time. The CREW report notes his ‘failure to disclose the true source and terms of his campaign loans.’
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Gov. Deal discusses crime legislation changes while in LaGrange
Source: LaGrange Daily News

 Rep. Sanford Bishop fighting for pecan industry
Rep. Bishop is working on helping pecan growers export more product to India, which currently has a 36% tariff on American pecans while the tariff on other nuts is 10%.
Source: WALB-TV

 Audio: Gov. Deal open but ‘skeptical’ to Medicaid Expansion Alternative
Gov. Deal seems open to consider alternatives now under consideration in Pennsylvania, Iowa and Arkansas — all three states that also denied Medicaid expansion.
Source: WABE.org

Six GOP candidates debate in Athens for 10th Congressional seat
The six candidates at the University of Georgia College Republicans meeting — Gary Gerrard, Donna Sheldon, Mike Collins, Steven Simpson, Brian Slowinski and Jody Hice, in the order of the above answers — took questions for an hour on a range of topics.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Six candidates to vie for state Senate seat vacated by Barry Loudermilk

Loudermilk resigned earlier this month to clear the way for his bid for the 11th District congressional seat now held by Rep. Phil Gingrey.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Atlanta real estate magnate John Williams seeks tax incentives from Cobb County
Williams plans a $100 million mixed-use project for the Cumberland area.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Four candidates qualify for State House District 104
Source: AccessNorthGa.com

Political Insider: Phil Gingrey — ‘I’m stuck here making $172,000 a year’
“Rep. Phil Gingrey’s proposal to keep the federal government from subsidizing members of Congress and staff on the Obamacare exchanges has rankled some of his colleagues.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jamie Dupree: House GOP takes aim at Obamacare
“After a rebellion of more conservative Republicans torpedoed work last week in the House on a stop gap budget plan, GOP leaders decided to go “all-in” with Tea Party lawmakers, adding provisions to a temporary budget that would defund the Obama health reform law and lay down a marker in the fight over the debt limit.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

State ethics commission accused of improperly intervening in investigation of Gov. Deal
The head of Georgia’s ethics commission is accused of improperly intervening into an investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal, raising serious questions about the independence of the state panel charged with keeping watch over Georgia’s elected officials.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)

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