Reporters and bloggers everywhere can rejoice. The State Ethics commission has just set a hearing on Oxendine’s ethics charges for June 24th, thus giving all of us a perfect excuse to recycle fun Ox stories just as the unwashed and undecided start to tune in.
Stacey Kalberman, the commission’s executive secretary, sent Oxendine a letter this week alerting him of the upcoming public meeting.
Last year, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that two Georgia-based insurance companies had used ten Alabama political action committees to funnel $120,000 – almost ten times the legal limit – to Oxendine’s campaign.
Georgia’s Ethics-in-Government Act prohibits officials from taking money directly from companies they regulate. The law also prohibits funneling money through PACs to get around contribution limits of $12,200 per candidate in a normal election cycle.
My guess? I don’t think we’ll need to recycle old stuff. Oxendine is the gift that keeps on giving.