Public Disclosures of Gifts from Lobbyists to Lawmakers

Ever wondered why things never quite go the way you EXPECT at the capitol? Its because the public rarely INSPECTS what actually moves legislation. More often than not, it is well financed lobbying groups which BUY access and favor from our elected officials.

It is one thing to bring the voice of the people to the political/legislative process by citizen led volunteers, it is quite another, when the only "groups" that have access are those who "pay" for their lawmakers attention.

WHO PAID YOUR LOCAL LAWMAKER"S LUNCH? Find out!!

The State of Georgia has made the process of answering this question very simple. The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission has set up a website that provides a listing of lobbyist gifts to your local elected official:

Click on the image below and type in the FULL name of your GA House Rep or GA Senator.

 

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Speaker David Ralston Funded by Largely Pro-Abortion Medical Lobby

Does the Healthcare industry "own" Speaker Ralston? Most of the top donations the last five years are from the Healthcare lobby. This lobby is known to be adversarial to most of the prolife legislation sponsored in the GA House. From the beginning of life issues— to the end of life issues—this lobby consistently testifies against bills intended to protect the pre-born from abortion, as well as, the elderly and infrim from being denied life sustaining food and hydration. A total of $983,925.32 given in contributions with the majority coming from a single industry since he became Speaker.

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BRADY, JAMES CHRISTOPHER
COMMONWEALTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, LLC

David Ralston, family,

staff House Speaker

01/14/2011
$14,709.72
air, train tickets for 11/21-27/2010
BRADY, JAMES CHRISTOPHER
COMMONWEALTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, LLC
David Ralston, family, staff House Speaker 01/14/2011
$2,570.25
hotel accommodations for 11/21-27/2010
BRADY, JAMES CHRISTOPHER
COMMONWEALTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, LLC

David Ralston, staff
House Speaker

01/14/2011
$403.62
dinner on 12/14/2010

 

By Anonymous (not verified)

HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
01/04/2011
$18.30
Food
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep
01/18/2011
$19.49
Lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
01/23/2011
$10.00
Lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
01/30/2011
$11.87
food
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
02/06/2011
$6.75
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
02/13/2011
$5.82
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
02/27/2011
$6.47
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
02/22/2011
$3.89
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
03/13/2011
$14.84
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
03/07/2011
$7.42
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
03/21/2011
$6.00
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
03/28/2011
$13.68
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep
04/11/2011
$22.87
lunch
PERRY, KEVIN
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
03/07/2011
$39.68
Dinner
PERRY, KEVIN
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
03/07/2011
$39.68
Dinner
PERRY, KEVIN
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
03/07/2011
-$39.68
Dinner
PERRY, KEVIN
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
03/24/2011
$13.71
lunch
PERRY, KEVIN
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
03/30/2011
$122.34
Dinner
PERRY, KEVIN
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
08/15/2011
$76.31
dinner
PERRY, KEVIN
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
08/31/2011
$24.90
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
01/10/2012
$24.14
lunch.
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
01/08/2012
$26.61
lunch.
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep
01/30/2012
$11.85
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
01/23/2012
$9.40
lunch
HONEYMAN, KENT C.
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
01/17/2012
$11.67
lunch
PERRY, KEVIN
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
01/05/2012
$13.41
lunch
PERRY, KEVIN
GEORGIA BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION
Jan Jones
Rep.
01/11/2012
$77.31
dinner

 

By Anonymous (not verified)

DAVIS , MICHAEL SHAWN
BREAK POINT CONSULTING, LLC
Lauren McDonald,Jr.
Public Service Commissioner
01/13/2012
$1005.13
Pro-rata share of transportation (air charter) to Land O Lakes, Florida to meet with industrial prospect considering Georgia investment.
DAVIS , MICHAEL SHAWN
BREAK POINT CONSULTING, LLC
Stan Wise
Public Service Commissioner
01/13/2012
$1005.13
Pro-rata share of transportation (air charter) to Land O Lakes, Florida to meet with industrial prospect considering Georgia investment.

 

By Anonymous (not verified)

Energy company paid for trip to California

POPE, KAREN T.
CLEAN ENERGY FUELS
12/10/10
Airfare: $539.40
Limo: $117.56
Meals: $144.42
Hotel: $504.00
Total: $1,305.38

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MONTGOMERY, RUFUS N.
CORNERSTONE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.
Ed Rynders
Representative
06/15/2010
$130.50
baseball game tickets
POE, FRANK
GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER AUTHORITY
Ed Rynders
Representative, District 152
09/19/2010
$411.00
3 Falcons tickets.
CHASTAIN, PATRICIA PAGE
THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA
Ed Rynders
Representative
10/29/2011
$140.00
Football Tickets
MONTGOMERY, RUFUS N.
HALL, BOOTH SMITH & SLOVER, P.C.
Ed Rynders
Georgia Representative
01/15/2011
$96.48
Ticket to Green Bay Packers v. Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome
POE, FRANK
GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER AUTHORITY
Ed Rynders
State Representative
11/20/2011
$328.00
2 Tickets to the Falcons/Titans NFL Football Game

 

By Anonymous (not verified)

CAMUSO, CRAIG
CSX TRANSPORTATION
John Meadows
Representative
11/29/2010
$47.48
pro-rata share of lodging, meals and golf for legislative golf outing
COBB, RICHARD B.
GEORGIA PETROLEUM COUNCIL, A DIVISION OF AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
John Meadows
Representative
11/29/2010
$47.48
Pro rata share of lodging, meals and golg for Legislative Golf Outing.
EDGE, ARTHUR "SKIN"
GEORGIALINK PUBLIC AFFAIRS GROUP
John Meadows
State Representative
11/29/2010
$47.48
Pro-rata share of lodging, meals, & golf for Legislative Golf Outing (11/29-12/1/2010)
HAGLER, GOULD
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS OF GEORGIA
John Meadows
Representative
02/26/2010
$65.00
Golf and refreshments.
HAGLER, GOULD
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS OF GEORGIA
John Meadows
Representative
05/21/2010
$62.50
Golf and lunch
HARRELL, JOEL E.
NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP.
John Meadows
State Representative
11/30/2010
$47.48
Pro-rata share of cost for lodging, golf,reception,dinner and misc. costs associated with legislative golf outing
HARRELL, JOEL E.
NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP.
John Meadows
State Representative
11/30/2010
$11.91
lunch - in connection with legislative golf outing
KIBLER, JR JAMES ROBERT
AGL RESOURCES
John Meadows
Rep.
11/29/2010
$47.48
Pro rata share of lodging, meals and golf for Legislative Golf Outing (11/20 - 12/1)
MITCHELL, MICHAEL R.
PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS, INC.
John Meadows
State Representative
11/29/2010
$47.48
Pro-rata share of lodging, meals & golf for Legislative Golf Outing (11/29-12/1/2010)
MOORE, RICHARD
AGL RESOURCES
John Meadows
Rep.
11/29/2010
$47.48
Pro rata share of lodging, meals and golf for Legislative Golf Outing (11/29-12/1)
MORIE, WILLIAM F.
GEORGIA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION
JOHN MEADOWS
REP
11/29/2010
$47.48
PRO-RATA SHARE LODGING, GOLF, RECEPTION & DINNER FOR GOLF OUTING
POE, CONNER ATKINSON
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA
John Meadows
Rep.
11/29/2010
$47.48
Pro-rata share of lodging, meals & golf for Legislative Golf Outing
RICHARDSON, ALLEN
KOCH COMPANIES PUBLIC SECTOR, LLC AND ITS AFFILIATES
John Meadows
Representative
11/29/2010
$47.48
Pro-rata share of lodging, meals & golf for Legislative Golf Outing (11/29-12/1/2010)
ROGERS, EARL
GEORGIA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
J. Meadows
Rep.
12/01/2010
$47.48
Pro-rata share of lodging, meals, and golf for Legislative Golf outing
THOMPSON, OWEN GRAHAM
THOMPSON VICTORY GROUP
John Meadows
State Representative
06/23/2010
$65.00
golf and lunch
CAMUSO, CRAIG
CSX TRANSPORTATION
John Meadows
Rep. and Mrs.
05/16/2011
$269.04
dinner, lodging and golf for charity golf outing
JONES, JR STANLEY S.
NELSON MULLINS RILEY & SCARBOROUGH, LLP.
John Meadows
State Rep.
09/26/2011
$100.00
golf tournament prizes
MASSEY, LEWIS ABIT
MASSEY & BOWERS, LLC.
John Meadows
Representative, Georgia House of Representatives
08/14/2011
$190.00
2 PGA Golf Tickets @ $95.00 each. Total $190.00
REYNOLDS, ELIZABETH
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES (NAMIC)
John Meadows
Representative
05/10/2011
$16.38
Share of lodging hosted by NAMIC and other organizations
REYNOLDS, ELIZABETH
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES (NAMIC)
John Meadows
Representative
05/10/2011
$5.91
Share of entertainment (golf) hosted by NAMIC and other organizations
REYNOLDS, ELIZABETH
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES (NAMIC)
John Meadows
Representative
05/10/2011
$7.73
Share of dinner hosted by NAMIC and other organizations
RHODES, ROBERT LEE
GEORGIA APPLESEED CENTER FOR LAW & JUSTICE
John Meadows
Representative
09/24/2011
$130.00
Two (2) grounds only access tickets to the FedEx Tour Championship Golf Tournament

 

By Anonymous (not verified)

KEEN, JERRY
EMERALD PRINCESS II CASINO
Richard Smith
Representative
01/04/2012
$21.68
After dinner refreshments
KEEN, JERRY
EMERALD PRINCESS II CASINO
Carolyn Hugley
Representative
01/04/2012
$5.50
After dinner refreshments
KEEN, JERRY
EMERALD PRINCESS II CASINO
Doug Collins
Representatives
01/04/2012
$5.50
After dinner refreshments
KEEN, JERRY
EMERALD PRINCESS II CASINO
Roger Lane
Representative
01/04/2012
$5.50
After dinner refreshments
KEEN, JERRY
EMERALD PRINCESS II CASINO
Terry Benton
Representative
01/04/2012
$21.68
After dinner refreshments
KEEN, JERRY
EMERALD PRINCESS II CASINO
Terry England
Representative
01/04/2012
$5.50
After dinner refreshments
KEEN, JERRY
EMERALD PRINCESS II CASINO
John Meadows
Representative
01/04/2012
$21.68
After dinner refreshments
KEEN, JERRY
EMERALD PRINCESS II CASINO
Jay Powell
Representative
01/04/2012
$21.68
After dinner refreshments
KEEN, JERRY
EMERALD PRINCESS II CASINO
David Ralston
Representative
01/04/2012
$21.68
After dinner refreshments
KEEN, JERRY
EMERALD PRINCESS II CASINO
Sprio Amburn
Staff
01/04/2012
$21.68
After dinner refreshments

 

By Anonymous (not verified)

This is the group that sent a letter to all doctors telling them to contribute to Regina Quick campaign because Doug McKillip needs to me defeated.  Notice who they gave it to - everyone who voted at least once against the fetal pain bill.
 

http://media.ethics.ga.gov/search/Campaign/Campaign_ByExpenditures_RFR.aspx?NameID=407&FilerID=NC2006000107&CDRID=60850&Name=GYN%20PAC&Year=2012&Report=June%2030th%20-%20Election%20Year

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