Regents elect chair to serve a second term

For the first time, a Georgia Board of Regents Chair has been elected for a second consecutive term. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) elected Regent Sachin Shailendra to a second one-year term as the Board’s chair. Regent Cade Joiner was elected to serve as vice chair.

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Bipartisan group pushes election security

Voices from both sides of the aisle are making themselves heard when it comes to election security leading up to November 3rd.  Whether it be concerns over voter fraud, new voting machines, issues with the USPS, or absentee ballot reception, there is no shortage of valid questions around the election process.  

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It’s time to revise the contingency fee

Plaintiffs’ attorneys in Georgia and elsewhere have really shown their true colors during this pandemic by going after healthcare providers. Tort litigation against professionals and businesses needs unified efforts in tort reform.

Mining plan in South Georgia responsible, environmentally sound

With a decision forthcoming from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a proposed mining project in South Georgia, an August 25 InsiderAdvantage article by Baker Owens discussing concerns of conservation groups requires some context. With apologies to the late, great Paul Harvey, I offer the “rest of the story.”

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Former Senate leader under investigation

Last week news broke that an ethics investigation into some $630,000 of missing campaign cash belonging to former state Sen. Don Balfour was being dismissed due to a loophole that said too much time had passed since he left office in 2015.  Not so fast, said Jake Evans, chairman of the state ethics commission, who this week made the motion to reject that dismissal, reopening an ethics investigation into hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars that by law must be accounted for – leftover money must be returned to donors or donated to other campaigns or non-profits.  Now Balfour’s campaign account sits empty, but with no record of where the money went, observers are calling foul play.  More to come on this story as it continues to DRIFT…

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