State auditor to investigate Ethics Commission

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State auditor to investigate Ethics Commission

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The State Ethics Commission is calling for a state investigation of its own staff.

The commission voted to have the state auditor conduct the investigation following controversial charges about politics at play during an earlier Ethics Commission investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal.

Earlier, the commission voted to have an outside, independent investigation of the staff. But, now, in an effort to save tax dollars, the commission decided to rely on the broad powers given to the state auditor who was appointed by Gov. Deal.

Senior FOX 5 I-Team reporter Dale Russell has the report.

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