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Balfour's ethics fine too weak, colleague says

A first-term state senator wants stiffer penalties for a veteran colleague who admitted filing erroneous documentation so he could get paid for in-state work on days he was not in Georgia.

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Tea party leader files complaint on Balfour

A tea party leader filed a new ethics complaint Thursday accusing state Sen. Don Balfour of improperly seeking reimbursements for conducting official business on days when lobbyists reported buying him meals and other perks far from the state Capitol.

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State Sen. Balfour returns $800 after expenses questioned

Records show that Sen. Don Balfour of Snellville worte two checks last month to reimburse the tstate for daily expenses and mileage claimed in 2011.

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BALFOUR: Amendment 4 will help save energy, money

To keep the bills down, my family and I make small efforts around our home to save energy. If a faucet begins to leak, we fix it. When it's time to purchase new appliances, we look for energy-efficient models designed to lower our electric bills. If we have the heat or air conditioning on, we shut the windows.

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Balfour to seek re-election

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A month after putting politics on hold and shunting a race for his dream job, Snellville state Sen. Don Balfour is back on the campaign trail.

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Balfour drops out of race for Linder's seat

ATLANTA -- Republican Senator Don Balfour will not run to replace John Linder in the U.S. House.The Snellville-based lawmaker says he wants to focus on running an efficient Rules Committee. He says he's looking forward to welcoming his son home soon from his service in Afghanistan and focusing on his career at Waffle House.

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BALFOUR: A reminder of what we are sacrificing

Today, we celebrate Veterans Day. I have a deep admiration for our military. I always have. Until recently, I had no idea that the price for our freedom was not just paid by our troops. It is also paid by their families.

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