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Georgia Pays Millions for Private Lawyers

Georgia has spent more than $100 million during the past three years on private lawyers hired by the attorney general to perform state legal work — one of the largest programs of its kind among the 50 states. An exhaustive review of that program by The News Enterprise and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found […]

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Rep. Ed Lindsey: Charter School Point-Man

Reporter Nick Bradley of the News Enterprise provided primary research for this profile of Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta), a leading figure in the push for charter schools in the Georgia Legislature and the chair of a political committee backed by for-profit charter school interests that promoted their agenda.  The profile appeared on Atlanta Unfiltered’s Transparency Project on March […]

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House Appropriations Chair Terry England

News Enterprise reporter Chelsea Cariker contributed research for this profile of Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn), chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.  The profile appeared on Atlanta Unfiltered on Feb. 25. 2013. Terry England, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, had to close his Winder-based farm supply business in 2012 but still owed the Georgia […]

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Rogers Played Larger Role in Promoting Casino, Handicappers

Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, while serving as a freshman legislator, regularly oversaw production of promotional mailings that advertised over-the-phone sports handicapping services and an offshore casino. Two Atlanta-area printing companies worked closely with Rogers between 1998 and 2004 to produce the promotional booklets, called Schedules USA, according to the former owner of one printer […]

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Playing The Odds: The Rise of Sen. Chip Rogers

Years before Chip Rogers became majority leader in the Georgia Senate, the Woodstock Republican was “Will ‘The Winner’” Rogers, advising callers for a fee how to bet against the pointspread on pro and college football. Once billed as one of the nation’s “premier handicappers,” Rogers says today he was nothing more than on-air “talent” reading […]

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News Enterprise Investigation Featured on Evening News

In response to the joint News Enterprise/Atlanta Unfiltered investigation of Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers’ sports handicapping career, Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News ran a piece that featured a segment on how News Enterprise reporter David Michaels got the story. (The broadcast version of the piece is embedded about half way down the […]

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Rep. Ed Lindsey: Charter School Point-Man

Reporter Nick Bradley of the News Enterprise provided primary research for this profile of Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta), a leading figure in […]

House Appropriations Chair Terry England

News Enterprise reporter Chelsea Cariker contributed research for this profile of Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn), chair of the powerful House […]

News Enterprise Investigation Featured on Evening News

In response to the joint News Enterprise/Atlanta Unfiltered investigation of Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers’ sports handicapping career, Atlanta’s […]