October 31, 2012
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Balfour, once the chairman fo the powerful Rules Committee, was indicted this week by a Fulton County grand jury with 16 counts of making a false certificate, one count of theft by taking and one count of false statement and writing.
The State Senate Committee on Assignments has selected 27 lawmakers to serve as committee chairs for the first term of the 152nd legislative session.
Attorney General Sam Olens must now decide whether to pursue charges against a state senator who illegally claimed expense pay.
Balfour faces Democratic newcomer in State Senate District 9 race.