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Ban On Salaries for Georgia Officials Facing Felonies Clears State Senate

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The Georgia Senate passed two measures earlier this week to bar top state and local elected officials from continuing to draw paychecks after being charged with a felony for abusing their office.

Legislation to clamp down on paying suspended state officials comes after it was recently revealed f...

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  1. It’s a little ironic that these bills would have been sponsored by a state senator named Walker. I recall 18 years ago, Augusta’s own state Senator Charles W. Walker, Sr., was under indictment (and later convicted and imprisoned) for dozens of federal crimes. It appears from this article that state legislators are not included in these two bills, but even if they were, and even if this had been law in 2003, Senator Walker’s total income would probably have been affected little by the loss of his state paycheck. It’s clear that these bills are mostly symbolic, since they would not significantly reduce the cash flow of corrupt officials as long as they were truly successful at being corrupt. Remarkably, our own Senator Walker was elected in 2004 while under indictment on 137 federal felony counts. I recall at the time hearing a coworker comment on having voted for Walker. I asked “But isn’t he a thief?” The reply was “They’re all thieves. I voted for the one who will steal for me.”

  2. TO SPRING FORWARD OR NOT…THAT IS THE QUESTION….please try find where Ga House and Senate stand on the time issue….personally I like Daylight Time but can’t find what and when their decision…thanks

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