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WIS News 10 Columbia
Ethics panel asked whether it's OK to treat judges to dinnerBy SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commi
Ethics panel asked whether it's OK to treat judges to dinner
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted yesterday
By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission is weighing whether it's ethically OK for a group of lawyers to arrange a special dinner for the judges of on-the-job injury claims. The state Association for... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Ethics panel asked whether it's OK to treat judges to dinnerCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission is weighing whether it's ethi
Ethics panel asked whether it's OK to treat judges to dinner
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted yesterday
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission is weighing whether it's ethically OK for a group of lawyers to arrange a special dinner for the judges of on-the-job injury claims. The state Association for Justice sought an advisory opinion in... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Ethics panel asked whether it's OK to treat judges to dinnerCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission is weighing whether it's ethi
Ethics panel asked whether it's OK to treat judges to dinner
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted yesterday
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission is weighing whether it's ethically OK for a group of lawyers to arrange a special dinner for the judges of on-the-job injury claims. The state Association for Justice sought an advisory opinion in... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Ethics panel asked whether it's OK to treat judges to dinnerCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission is weighing whether it's ethi
Ethics panel asked whether it's OK to treat judges to dinner
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted yesterday
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission is weighing whether it's ethically OK for a group of lawyers to arrange a special dinner for the judges of on-the-job injury claims. The state Association for Justice sought an advisory opinion in... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Ethics panel asked whether it's OK to treat judges to dinnerCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission is weighing whether it's ethi
Ethics panel asked whether it's OK to treat judges to dinner
WBTV Charlotte / Posted yesterday
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission is weighing whether it's ethically OK for a group of lawyers to arrange a special dinner for the judges of on-the-job injury claims. The state Association for Justice sought an advisory opinion in... Read more
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Boston Globe
At Baker’s home, Pokémon GoAffairs and the American-Israel Friendship League. That has raised the ire of
At Baker’s home, Pokémon Go
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
Affairs and the American-Israel Friendship League. That has raised the ire of peace activists who have called on the State Ethics Commission to crack down on what they see as a serious conflict of interest. Those who advocate for the boycott... Read more
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Boston Globe
Supreme Court decision could affect corruption cases in Massachusettsinterplay between politicians and constituents. Jeanne Kempthorne, a former fe
Supreme Court decision could affect corruption cases in Massachusetts
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
interplay between politicians and constituents. Jeanne Kempthorne, a former federal prosecutor who also served on the state ethics commission, said the McDonnell decision is the latest in a string of Supreme Court rulings over the past 15... Read more
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Boston Globe
Lawmakers pause on anti-boycott bill for IsraelAffairs and the American-Israel Friendship League. That has raised the ire of
Lawmakers pause on anti-boycott bill for Israel
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
Affairs and the American-Israel Friendship League. That has raised the ire of peace activists who have called on the State Ethics Commission to crack down on what they see as a serious conflict of interest. Those who advocate for the boycott... Read more
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The News & Observer
Potential conflict policy could prevent treasurers from serving on private boardspension money she’s responsible for is invested in the companies whose boards s
Potential conflict policy could prevent treasurers from serving on private boards
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
pension money she’s responsible for is invested in the companies whose boards she joined. She received permission from the State Ethics Commission first. According to Thomas, Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement systems trustees John Aneralla... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Man who found skeletal remains says he is shockedof ethics violationsHilo charter school employee cleared of ethics violations
Man who found skeletal remains says he is shocked
Hawaii News Now / Posted 3 days ago
of ethics violationsHilo charter school employee cleared of ethics violations The Hawaii Supreme Court has ordered the state Ethics Commission to dismiss charges against a Hilo charter school employee after determining the man shouldn't have... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Hilo charter school employee cleared of ethics violationsHONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Supreme Court has ordered the state Ethics Commissio
Hilo charter school employee cleared of ethics violations
Hawaii News Now / Posted 3 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Supreme Court has ordered the state Ethics Commission to dismiss charges against a Hilo charter school employee after determining the man shouldn't have been held liable for violating conflict of interest laws. The... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Names & Faces: Jason Hammel, Nikki Haleyboxes filled with Utz potato chips. “That’s classic,” Hammel smiled. “I should
Names & Faces: Jason Hammel, Nikki Haley
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
boxes filled with Utz potato chips. “That’s classic,” Hammel smiled. “I should be well hydrated.” The South Carolina State Ethics Commission decided that the state’s governor can watch South Carolina football games from a free luxury suite... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Ethics board: Governor gets luxury box only for businessthe University of South Carolina Gamecocks from a free luxury football suite on
Ethics board: Governor gets luxury box only for business
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 4 days ago
the University of South Carolina Gamecocks from a free luxury football suite only if she is conducting state business, the State Ethics Commission decided Wednesday. The commission's advisory opinion is a revision from last September, when the... Read more
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Salon.com
Ethics board: Governor gets luxury box only for businessthe University of South Carolina Gamecocks from a free luxury football suite on
Ethics board: Governor gets luxury box only for business
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
the University of South Carolina Gamecocks from a free luxury football suite only if she is conducting state business, the State Ethics Commission decided Wednesday. The commission’s advisory opinion is a revision from last September, when the... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Ethics board says when it's OK to pay family with donationsCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says candidates can pay their
Ethics board says when it's OK to pay family with donations
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says candidates can pay their company or a family member with donations, as long as the campaign services are legitimate and the cost is reasonable. The opinion unanimously approved by the board... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Ethics board: Governor gets luxury box only for businessCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says Gov. Nikki Haley can use
Ethics board: Governor gets luxury box only for business
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says Gov. Nikki Haley can use a luxury college football suite only if she is conducting state business. The commission's advisory opinion approved Wednesday is a revision from last September. That's... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Ethics board says when it's OK to pay family with donationsCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says candidates can pay their
Ethics board says when it's OK to pay family with donations
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 4 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says candidates can pay their company or a family member with donations, as long as the campaign services are legitimate and the cost is reasonable. The opinion unanimously approved by the board... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Ethics board: Governor gets luxury box only for businessCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says Gov. Nikki Haley can use
Ethics board: Governor gets luxury box only for business
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 4 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says Gov. Nikki Haley can use a luxury college football suite only if she is conducting state business. The commission's advisory opinion approved Wednesday is a revision from last September. That's... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Ethics board says when it's OK to pay family with donationsCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says candidates can pay their
Ethics board says when it's OK to pay family with donations
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says candidates can pay their company or a family member with donations, as long as the campaign services are legitimate and the cost is reasonable. The opinion unanimously approved by the board... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Ethics board: Governor gets luxury box only for businessCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says Gov. Nikki Haley can use
Ethics board: Governor gets luxury box only for business
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says Gov. Nikki Haley can use a luxury college football suite only if she is conducting state business. The commission's advisory opinion approved Wednesday is a revision from last September. That's... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Ethics board determines Governor gets football luxury box only for businessBy SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commi
Ethics board determines Governor gets football luxury box only for business
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 4 days ago
By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission says Gov. Nikki Haley can use a luxury college football suite only if she is conducting state business. The commission's advisory opinion approved Wednesday is a... Read more
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The Morning Call
Kathleen Kane's twin sister gets 19 percent raise and $30k to settle pay complaint against her agency20 percent raise, and her annual salary later inched upward to its current pre-
Kathleen Kane's twin sister gets 19 percent raise and $30k to settle pay complaint against her agency
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
20 percent raise, and her annual salary later inched upward to its current pre-settlement level, public records show. The State Ethics Commission opened an investigation into the promotion on a request by state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler. In... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Some Statewide Officials Build Big War Chests - Some Statewide Officials Build Big War Chests by Patrick Svitek The Texas Tribune July 17 2016 It may be the political offseason but some statewide officials are already building sizable war chests w...first half of this year. That is according to campaign finance reports he and o
Some Statewide Officials Build Big War Chests - Some Statewide Officials Build Big War Chests by Patrick Svitek The Texas Tribune July 17 2016 It may be the political offseason but some statewide officials are already building sizable war chests w...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
first half of this year. That is according to campaign finance reports he and other Texas officials had to file with the state ethics commission by Friday. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also has well-padded coffers 27 months before he is on the ballot... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categoriesjust under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — rece
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categories
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 8 days ago
just under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — recently sought and received permission from the state ethics commission to start a business out of the governor's mansion, selling towel charms for $6.25 apiece. As U.S.... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categoriesjust under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — rece
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categories
NBC Connecticut / Posted 8 days ago
just under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — recently sought and received permission from the state ethics commission to start a business out of the governor's mansion, selling towel charms for $6.25 apiece. As U.S.... Read more
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NBC Miami
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categoriesjust under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — rece
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categories
NBC Miami / Posted 8 days ago
just under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — recently sought and received permission from the state ethics commission to start a business out of the governor's mansion, selling towel charms for $6.25 apiece. As U.S.... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categoriesjust under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — rece
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categories
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 8 days ago
just under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — recently sought and received permission from the state ethics commission to start a business out of the governor's mansion, selling towel charms for $6.25 apiece. As U.S.... Read more
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NBC New York
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categoriesjust under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — rece
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categories
NBC New York / Posted 8 days ago
just under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — recently sought and received permission from the state ethics commission to start a business out of the governor's mansion, selling towel charms for $6.25 apiece. As U.S.... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categoriesjust under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — rece
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categories
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 8 days ago
just under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — recently sought and received permission from the state ethics commission to start a business out of the governor's mansion, selling towel charms for $6.25 apiece. As U.S.... Read more
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NBC Washington
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categoriesjust under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — rece
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categories
NBC Washington / Posted 8 days ago
just under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — recently sought and received permission from the state ethics commission to start a business out of the governor's mansion, selling towel charms for $6.25 apiece. As U.S.... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categoriesjust under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — rece
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categories
NBC Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
just under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — recently sought and received permission from the state ethics commission to start a business out of the governor's mansion, selling towel charms for $6.25 apiece. As U.S.... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categoriesjust under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — rece
Trump, Pence Are in Different Financial Categories
NBC Bay Area / Posted 8 days ago
just under $112,000 a year. His wife — a self-employed watercolor artist — recently sought and received permission from the state ethics commission to start a business out of the governor's mansion, selling towel charms for $6.25 apiece. As U.S.... Read more
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Philly.com
'I'm really rich' - Trump's running mate can't say the samejust under $112,000 a year. His wife - a self-employed watercolor artist - rece
'I'm really rich' - Trump's running mate can't say the same
Philly.com / Posted 8 days ago
just under $112,000 a year. His wife - a self-employed watercolor artist - recently sought and received permission from the state ethics commission to start a business out of the governor's mansion, selling towel charms for $6.25 apiece. As U.S.... Read more
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Boston Globe
Marijuana legalization group will pursue new complaint against police chiefpolice chief of Walpole, but supporters of a ballot question to legalize mariju
Marijuana legalization group will pursue new complaint against police chief
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
police chief of Walpole, but supporters of a ballot question to legalize marijuana now say they will take their case to the state Ethics Commission. The promarijuana group, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, has accused the chief of... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Brunswick Co. Republican party formally endorses Hankins for district court judgeGOP’s decision, Hankins said she felt she deserved the endorsement because she
Brunswick Co. Republican party formally endorses Hankins for district court judge
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 9 days ago
GOP’s decision, Hankins said she felt she deserved the endorsement because she had been working hard with the Republican party for the last two or three years, and was in good standing with the State Board of Elections and the State Ethics Commissi... Read more
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Island Packet
School board members say ‘no comment,’ cite non-existent gag orderJeff Moss, citing an “order” and a “directive” as the reasons why they cannot t
School board members say ‘no comment,’ cite non-existent gag order
Island Packet / Posted 11 days ago
Jeff Moss, citing an “order” and a “directive” as the reasons why they cannot talk. But no entity — including the S.C. State Ethics Commission that is holding the hearing on Aug. 17 — has issued any such restriction. “As the ethic commission... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Brunswick County political candidate fined by the stateof Elections, because he has not paid the fine or filed notice of appeal. Addi
Brunswick County political candidate fined by the state
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 11 days ago
of Elections, because he has not paid the fine or filed notice of appeal. Additionally, Cox has been sanctioned by the State Ethics Commission. WRAL recently reported that Cox is one of 30 candidates across the state who was fined at the May... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Fireworks at Stockbridge Select Board over town lawyerthat Cardillo, who had won a Select Board seat a week earlier, could not be rea
Fireworks at Stockbridge Select Board over town lawyer
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 12 days ago
that Cardillo, who had won a Select Board seat a week earlier, could not be reappointed as fire chief at the same time. The State Ethics Commission upheld Miyares' legal opinion. Some voters sharply disputed that legal opinion even though it was... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Selection of leader for Wisconsin’s Ethics Commission raises eyebrowsLautenschlager's new job is raising eyebrows among conservatives. That is becau
Selection of leader for Wisconsin’s Ethics Commission raises eyebrows
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 12 days ago
Lautenschlager's new job is raising eyebrows among conservatives. That is because Lautenschlager will chair the new state Ethics Commission. "It's actually a punchline. It's a joke," said Brian Fraley, GOP strategist. The commission is... Read more
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MPNnow.com
6 NY senators' outside income — including retiring Nozzolio — tops state paytheir legislative pay with outside income last year while efforts to restrict i
6 NY senators' outside income — including retiring Nozzolio — tops state pay
MPNnow.com / Posted 12 days ago
their legislative pay with outside income last year while efforts to restrict it foundered in the chamber.Filings at the state ethics commission by all 63 senators included five attorneys and one builder who made $100,000 or more from other jobs.... Read more
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WWNY - WNYF Watertown
6 NY Senators Have Greater Outside Income Than Their State Paylegislative pay with outside income last year while efforts to restrict it foun
6 NY Senators Have Greater Outside Income Than Their State Pay
WWNY - WNYF Watertown / Posted 13 days ago
legislative pay with outside income last year while efforts to restrict it foundered in the Legislature. Filings at the state ethics commission by all 63 senators show five attorneys and one builder making $100,000 or more from other work. At... Read more
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WBNG Binghamton
6 NY senators' outside income tops their state paylegislative pay with outside income last year while efforts to restrict it foun
6 NY senators' outside income tops their state pay
WBNG Binghamton / Posted 13 days ago
legislative pay with outside income last year while efforts to restrict it foundered in the Legislature. Filings at the state ethics commission by all 63 senators show five attorneys and one builder making $100,000 or more from other work. At... Read more
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The Morning Call
Consulting business owned by Mike Fleck fined $11,850 by statethe center of the FBI investigation in the city that was owned by consultant Mi
Consulting business owned by Mike Fleck fined $11,850 by state
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
the center of the FBI investigation in the city that was owned by consultant Mike Fleck, has been cited by the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission. The business, which was headquartered in the 800 block of Hamilton Street, failed to file a... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
6 NY senators' outside income tops their state paylegislative pay with outside income last year while efforts to restrict it foun
6 NY senators' outside income tops their state pay
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 13 days ago
legislative pay with outside income last year while efforts to restrict it foundered in the Legislature. Filings at the state ethics commission by all 63 senators show five attorneys and one builder making $100,000 or more from other work. At... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Airport Authority’s secret vote may have violated lawAuthority's attorney, Kin Sayre, was present for the election. On Wednesday af
Airport Authority’s secret vote may have violated law
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 17 days ago
Authority's attorney, Kin Sayre, was present for the election. On Wednesday afternoon, Sayre said he had spoken with the state ethics commission about the written ballots. "The ethics act doesn't specifically say you can't use a paper ballot,"... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
How Ethics Complaints Against Lawmakers Will Be Handledthis law goes into effect in April 2017, the Senate, House and governor will ap
How Ethics Complaints Against Lawmakers Will Be Handled
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 19 days ago
this law goes into effect in April 2017, the Senate, House and governor will appoint a total of 8 members to the new state ethics commission. All complaints will still be submitted to those peer committees, but if they think there's probable... Read more
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TribLIVE
Upper Burrell Supervisor Walker OK’d to vote on gas well issuessupervisors to increase the distance beyond 500 feet. Walker attempted to get
Upper Burrell Supervisor Walker OK’d to vote on gas well issues
TribLIVE / Posted 21 days ago
supervisors to increase the distance beyond 500 feet. Walker attempted to get an advisory opinion from the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission on whether he could participate in gas decisions and discussions, but the commission's chief counsel... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Woman arrested in stabbing death of Cane's workerEthics CommissionACLU attorney tapped to lead Hawaii Ethics Commission Daniel
Woman arrested in stabbing death of Cane's worker
Hawaii News Now / Posted 23 days ago
Ethics CommissionACLU attorney tapped to lead Hawaii Ethics Commission Daniel Gluck (Image: law.hawaii.edu) The Hawaii State Ethics Commission selecting an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer to be its new executive director. The Hawaii... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
ACLU attorney tapped to lead Hawaii Ethics CommissionHONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii State Ethics Commission is selecting an American Civ
ACLU attorney tapped to lead Hawaii Ethics Commission
Hawaii News Now / Posted 23 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii State Ethics Commission is selecting an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer to be its new executive director. The commission announced Friday members unanimously selected Daniel Gluck. He has worked for ACLU of Hawaii... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Upstate loses political clout with Larry Martin’s loss, expert says$7,000 of Rice's own money and a $39,000 loan. Martin's contributions for the c
Upstate loses political clout with Larry Martin’s loss, expert says
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 24 days ago
$7,000 of Rice's own money and a $39,000 loan. Martin's contributions for the cycle totaled $149,000, according to the state Ethics Commission. Felkel said the two candidates who were eliminated in the June 14 primary — Don Joslyn and Allan... Read more
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