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Baltimore Sun
Betsy Kraus Dawson, ethics commission director for Anne Arundel, diesI was always a strong supporter of hers," said former state Sen. Julian L. "Jac
Betsy Kraus Dawson, ethics commission director for Anne Arundel, dies
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
I was always a strong supporter of hers," said former state Sen. Julian L. "Jack" Lapides, who had been a member of the state Ethics Commission for 13 years. "She was an outstanding member of the commission and really worked hard for positive... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
Flap over fliers shakes up race for Flagler County sheriffthat refer to Fleming's issues in 2012 — the last year of his second term as sh
Flap over fliers shakes up race for Flagler County sheriff
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
that refer to Fleming's issues in 2012 — the last year of his second term as sheriff. Fleming was fined $500 by the state ethics commission for using a membership card at the Hammock Resort and not reporting it. He also came under fire over... Read more
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The Houma Courier
Parish president to seek delay on disputed contractis the case and has been the way insurance-related contracts have been handled
Parish president to seek delay on disputed contract
The Houma Courier / Posted 3 days ago
is the case and has been the way insurance-related contracts have been handled by the parish for years. Dove requested a state ethics commission opinion beforehand that clears the deal as long as it is approved by the council through an... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Parish president to seek delay on disputed contractis the case and has been the way insurance-related contracts have been handled
Parish president to seek delay on disputed contract
The Daily Comet / Posted 3 days ago
is the case and has been the way insurance-related contracts have been handled by the parish for years. Dove requested a state ethics commission opinion beforehand that clears the deal as long as it is approved by the council through an... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Public Defender Matt Shirk has moved on from scandals and hopes voters have tooEthics Commission found probable cause that Shirk violated the law, but the cas
Public Defender Matt Shirk has moved on from scandals and hopes voters have too
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
Ethics Commission found probable cause that Shirk violated the law, but the case is still ongoing. He can settle with the state ethics commission or a hearing will determine his guilt and punishment. Violations aren’t criminal, but the commission... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Legislatures full of bad behaviorSouth Carolina, 2016: State Rep. Edward Southard resigned days after a female p
Legislatures full of bad behavior
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 5 days ago
South Carolina, 2016: State Rep. Edward Southard resigned days after a female page filed a sexual harassment complaint. The state ethics commission’s report outlined allegations of inappropriate behavior by the lawmaker toward two pages and a... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
In comeback bid, Jim Norman spends on food, stamps and political alliesa judge called “patently absurd.” Norman was never charged with any misconduct
In comeback bid, Jim Norman spends on food, stamps and political allies
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
a judge called “patently absurd.” Norman was never charged with any misconduct and never received a reprimand from the state ethics commission in the matter. Still, questions about the omission prompted him to drop a bid for re-election to the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pro pot in run for governor, now John Hanger eyes getting into marijuana businessor operate a marijuana business. But he was serious enough about the prospect i
Pro pot in run for governor, now John Hanger eyes getting into marijuana business
The Morning Call / Posted 7 days ago
or operate a marijuana business. But he was serious enough about the prospect in June to ask his lawyer to consult the state Ethics Commission on whether he'd be permitted to get involved, given his former post with Gov. Tom Wolf. The state's... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Stockbridge shuts door on shared administrator experimentto regional shared services agreements, including potential tri-town management
Stockbridge shuts door on shared administrator experiment
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 9 days ago
to regional shared services agreements, including potential tri-town management in Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge. The State Ethics Commission has agreed to a modification of a state law that cited potential conflicts of interest affecting a... Read more
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The Post-Standard
COR Development sues former lobbyist Todd Howe as federal probe continuesWhiteman Osterman & Hanna, signed a contract in March to represent COR and list
COR Development sues former lobbyist Todd Howe as federal probe continues
The Post-Standard / Posted 9 days ago
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, signed a contract in March to represent COR and listed Howe as one of the lobbyists on a state ethics commission website. Howe's name was later removed from the website. He was fired by his firm after news broke... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Charles Koch's network launches new fight to keep donors secretto fight Initiated Measure 22, which calls for public disclosure of donors who
Charles Koch's network launches new fight to keep donors secret
The Arizona Republic / Posted 9 days ago
to fight Initiated Measure 22, which calls for public disclosure of donors who fund advocacy efforts, the creation of a state ethics commission and public financing of political campaigns. It also limits lobbyists' gifts to elected officials and... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
State panel: Ocoee land deal could have created ethical conflictA state ethics commission has found probable cause to believe an Ocoee planning
State panel: Ocoee land deal could have created ethical conflict
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
A state ethics commission has found probable cause to believe an Ocoee planning official violated conflict-of-interest rules with his involvement in a charter-school land deal. Milton West, a city planning and zoning commissioner, sold roughly 4... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
North Charleston mayor cleared of 'pay to play' allegationsCharleston mayor cleared of 'pay to play' allegations The State Ethics Commiss
North Charleston mayor cleared of 'pay to play' allegations
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 10 days ago
Charleston mayor cleared of 'pay to play' allegations The State Ethics Commission has dismissed "pay to play" allegations against North Charleston's mayor and chastised the... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
North Charleston mayor cleared of 'pay to play' allegationsCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission has dismissed "pay to play" a
North Charleston mayor cleared of 'pay to play' allegations
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 10 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission has dismissed "pay to play" allegations against North Charleston's mayor and chastised the accuser. The dismissal order released Tuesday to The Associated Press clears Keith Summey, the city's mayor... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
North Charleston mayor cleared of 'pay to play' allegationsCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission has dismissed "pay to play" a
North Charleston mayor cleared of 'pay to play' allegations
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 10 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission has dismissed "pay to play" allegations against North Charleston's mayor and chastised the accuser. The dismissal order released Tuesday to The Associated Press clears Keith Summey, the city's mayor... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
North Charleston mayor cleared of 'pay to play' allegationsCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission has dismissed "pay to play" a
North Charleston mayor cleared of 'pay to play' allegations
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 10 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The State Ethics Commission has dismissed "pay to play" allegations against North Charleston's mayor and chastised the accuser. The dismissal order released Tuesday to The Associated Press clears Keith Summey, the city's mayor... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Charles Koch's network launches new fight to keep donors secretto fight Initiated Measure 22, which calls for public disclosure of donors who
Charles Koch's network launches new fight to keep donors secret
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 10 days ago
to fight Initiated Measure 22, which calls for public disclosure of donors who fund advocacy efforts, the creation of a state ethics commission and public financing of political campaigns. It also limits lobbyists' gifts to elected officials and... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Charles Koch's network launches new fight to keep donors secretto fight Initiated Measure 22, which calls for public disclosure of donors who
Charles Koch's network launches new fight to keep donors secret
The Record Searchlight / Posted 10 days ago
to fight Initiated Measure 22, which calls for public disclosure of donors who fund advocacy efforts, the creation of a state ethics commission and public financing of political campaigns. It also limits lobbyists' gifts to elected officials and... Read more
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USA Today
Charles Koch's network launches new fight to keep donors secretto fight Initiated Measure 22, which calls for public disclosure of donors who
Charles Koch's network launches new fight to keep donors secret
USA Today / Posted 10 days ago
to fight Initiated Measure 22, which calls for public disclosure of donors who fund advocacy efforts, the creation of a state ethics commission and public financing of political campaigns. It also limits lobbyists' gifts to elected officials and... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Taxpayers Pay For State Legislators Behaviorhad carried on a long term affair with an intern. Then two years ago, Cheektow
Taxpayers Pay For State Legislators Behavior
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 10 days ago
had carried on a long term affair with an intern. Then two years ago, Cheektowaga Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak resigned. A state ethics commission found that he sexually harassed as many as seven women working in his office over a number of... Read more
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TribLIVE
Caseworkers punished for refusal to file financial formsthe problem of caseworkers failing to file the forms persists, according to Rob
Caseworkers punished for refusal to file financial forms
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
the problem of caseworkers failing to file the forms persists, according to Rob Caruso, executive director of the state Ethics Commission. Last year, Caruso's agency began clamping down on “income maintenance caseworkers,” county-based... Read more
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Philly.com
DA Williams belatedly reports $160,050 in giftsclose friends. "There's no good answer," said Stretton, who is now seeking to
DA Williams belatedly reports $160,050 in gifts
Philly.com / Posted 11 days ago
close friends. "There's no good answer," said Stretton, who is now seeking to negotiate civil financial penalties with the State Ethics Commission and the Philadelphia Board of Ethics. "The true answer is he should have reported it. He failed to do... Read more
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Boston Globe
City employees undergo ethics trainingrequirements for city employees,’’ she said in an e-mail response. David Giann
City employees undergo ethics training
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
requirements for city employees,’’ she said in an e-mail response. David Giannotti, public education chief for the State Ethics Commission, said he was asked by a member of the city’s law department to conduct the overview. He spent an hour... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Candidate runs on 'Sick of Scandals' ticketstruggling city of about 71,000 people from the brink of state takeover. Grebi
Candidate runs on 'Sick of Scandals' ticket
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 days ago
struggling city of about 71,000 people from the brink of state takeover. Grebien has been dogged in recent months by a state Ethics Commission investigation into the city’s hiring of one of the mayor’s tenants in 2011. Grebien said the... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Candidate runs on 'Sick of Scandals' ticketstruggling city of about 71,000 people from the brink of state takeover. Grebi
Candidate runs on 'Sick of Scandals' ticket
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 12 days ago
struggling city of about 71,000 people from the brink of state takeover. Grebien has been dogged in recent months by a state Ethics Commission investigation into the city's hiring of one of the mayor's tenants in 2011. Grebien said the... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Candidate runs on 'Sick of Scandals' ticketstruggling city of about 71,000 people from the brink of state takeover. Grebi
Candidate runs on 'Sick of Scandals' ticket
Brandon Sun / Posted 12 days ago
struggling city of about 71,000 people from the brink of state takeover. Grebien has been dogged in recent months by a state Ethics Commission investigation into the city's hiring of one of the mayor's tenants in 2011. Grebien said the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Shoddy oversight sowed second farm animal cruelty caseAntone Vieira cited what he said was an apparent conflict of interest in Lamber
Shoddy oversight sowed second farm animal cruelty case
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
Antone Vieira cited what he said was an apparent conflict of interest in Lambert’s duties, despite a letter from the state Ethics Commission that said no such conflict existed. Vieira said Westport’s Board of Health had a good reputation... Read more
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Bluffton Today
Beaufort County superintendent admits to ethics violationsadmitted to “unintentionally” violating the state ethics act. Superintendent J
Beaufort County superintendent admits to ethics violations
Bluffton Today / Posted 12 days ago
admitted to “unintentionally” violating the state ethics act. Superintendent Jeff Moss agreed to a consent order with the State Ethics Commission nearly a week before a hearing that had been scheduled for today. Moss acknowledged he presented to... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
N.J. election watchdog agency kept on sidelinessay how many cases are pending. Paula A. Franzese, a law professor at Seton Ha
N.J. election watchdog agency kept on sidelines
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 12 days ago
say how many cases are pending. Paula A. Franzese, a law professor at Seton Hall University and a former chairman of the state Ethics Commission, praised the ELEC’s staff for being “exceptionally talented and diligent.” “Still, [the] ELEC’s very... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Special bill would help clear the way for shared municipal servicesnext June. A stumbling block that could have doomed a tri-town agreement had b
Special bill would help clear the way for shared municipal services
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 13 days ago
next June. A stumbling block that could have doomed a tri-town agreement had been a conflict of interest law cited by the State Ethics Commission. The law, as interpreted by the commission, would prevent a shared town administrator "from acting... Read more
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Boston Globe
Shoddy oversight sowed second farm animal cruelty caseAntone Vieira cited what he said was an apparent conflict of interest in Lamber
Shoddy oversight sowed second farm animal cruelty case
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
Antone Vieira cited what he said was an apparent conflict of interest in Lambert’s duties, despite a letter from the state Ethics Commission that said no such conflict existed. Vieira said Westport’s Board of Health had a good reputation... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Governor's budget chief to exit postoffice from registering as lobbyists for a year after they depart the office, a
Governor's budget chief to exit post
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
office from registering as lobbyists for a year after they depart the office, according to Graham Sloan, director of the state Ethics Commission. Marjorie Greenberg is the latest Hutchinson aide to leave the Republican governor's office during... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Lawyers back effort to beat tort measurefundraising, according to financial reports released Friday. The Committee to
Lawyers back effort to beat tort measure
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
fundraising, according to financial reports released Friday. The Committee to Protect AR Families filed a report with the state Ethics Commission that includes the names of 17 lawyers or law firms in Arkansas and one in Illinois. The committee... Read more
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Bluffton Today
Superintendent admits to ethics violationsadmitted to “unintentionally” violating the state ethics act. Superintendent J
Superintendent admits to ethics violations
Bluffton Today / Posted 14 days ago
admitted to “unintentionally” violating the state ethics act. Superintendent Jeff Moss agreed to a consent order with the State Ethics Commission nearly a week before a hearing that had been scheduled for today. Moss acknowledged he presented to... Read more
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First Coast News
Clay School Board chairwoman cancels meeting called due to accusations against Supt Van Zantsays. At the time this article was written, no official complaint has been fil
Clay School Board chairwoman cancels meeting called due to accusations against Supt Van Zant
First Coast News / Posted 16 days ago
says. At the time this article was written, no official complaint has been filed with either the school board or the state ethics commission. Van Zant denies all the allegations against him and argues this is all a ploy to sway the upcoming... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Stockbridge narrows its list to three finalists for town administratora potential shared management. But those discussions have been on hold while th
Stockbridge narrows its list to three finalists for town administrator
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 16 days ago
a potential shared management. But those discussions have been on hold while the state Department of Revenue and the state Ethics Commission work on a clarification of the law regarding possible conflicts of interest that could arise if a... Read more
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Boston Herald
State’s economic czar applies to be Cambridge city managerhad his eye on for some time. There’s no job like it. It was an opportunity he
State’s economic czar applies to be Cambridge city manager
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
had his eye on for some time. There’s no job like it. It was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.” McMorrow said while the state ethics commission has “repeatedly” told Ash that he did not have to file a disclosure about his job application, he... Read more
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NJ.com
Christie 'lied' about Bridgegate text: Who is former aide Christina Renna?2015, Renna became the first employee of the Office of the Governor under Chris
Christie 'lied' about Bridgegate text: Who is former aide Christina Renna?
NJ.com / Posted 16 days ago
2015, Renna became the first employee of the Office of the Governor under Christie's administration to be fined by the State Ethics Commission. Renna agreed to pay a $500 fine for sharing emails that contained information "not generally... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Townsend selectmen fight back tears while reflecting on months of criticismGordon Clark and Carolyn Smart became emotional Tuesday night while delivering
Townsend selectmen fight back tears while reflecting on months of criticism
Lowell Sun / Posted 17 days ago
Gordon Clark and Carolyn Smart became emotional Tuesday night while delivering responses following news last week that the State Ethics Commission had halted investigations into the two, effectively vindicating them after nine months of criticism,... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Sheriff takes responsibility for awarding commissions to familyhe wanted his family members to have the commissions as another form of identif
Sheriff takes responsibility for awarding commissions to family
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 17 days ago
he wanted his family members to have the commissions as another form of identification so they could get back home in the event of a hurricane. Tregre may have to pay a fine if the state ethics commission finds he violated any laws. (© 20... Read more
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The Houma Courier
What's up with the muzzles?claims. Dove is a business partner of Alford's but says he did not award the co
What's up with the muzzles?
The Houma Courier / Posted 19 days ago
claims. Dove is a business partner of Alford's but says he did not award the contract as a political favor. Dove did get a state Ethics Commission advisory opinion that says the no-bid contract is OK. But the parish president acknowledged last week... Read more
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The Daily Comet
What's up with the muzzles?claims. Dove is a business partner of Alford's but says he did not award the co
What's up with the muzzles?
The Daily Comet / Posted 19 days ago
claims. Dove is a business partner of Alford's but says he did not award the contract as a political favor. Dove did get a state Ethics Commission advisory opinion that says the no-bid contract is OK. But the parish president acknowledged last week... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Library board appoints interim directormeeting because he said he was concerned that no public comment period was incl
Library board appoints interim director
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 21 days ago
meeting because he said he was concerned that no public comment period was included on the agenda. Wendel said the state ethics commission does not require public bodies to have public comment periods at every meeting, adding they are... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Fulton Commissioner faces questions from ethics committeeCOUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Commissioner at the center of an 11Alive inves
Fulton Commissioner faces questions from ethics committee
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 23 days ago
COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Commissioner at the center of an 11Alive investigation is going to have to answer to the state ethics commission. The 11Alive Investigators have been asking questions about Commissioner Marvin Arrington’s use of a... Read more
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Palatka Daily News
Ethics Commission dismisses complaints against sheriff, 4 other PCSO employeesThe state Ethics Commission dismissed complaints against five Putnam County She
Ethics Commission dismisses complaints against sheriff, 4 other PCSO employees
Palatka Daily News / Posted 23 days ago
The state Ethics Commission dismissed complaints against five Putnam County Sheriff’s Office employees, according to a release from the Ethics Commission. Complaints were dismissed against Sheriff Jeff Hardy, Capt. Gator “Homer” DeLoach, Lt. Ricky... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Ethics panel: Don't use donations to pay for dry cleaningto use donations to pay dues to private clubs would be a reversal of previous p
Ethics panel: Don't use donations to pay for dry cleaning
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 24 days ago
to use donations to pay dues to private clubs would be a reversal of previous practice. But it's in line with a State Ethics Commission opinion issued last year. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Ethics panel: Don't use donations to pay for dry cleaningto use donations to pay dues to private clubs would be a reversal of previous p
Ethics panel: Don't use donations to pay for dry cleaning
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 24 days ago
to use donations to pay dues to private clubs would be a reversal of previous practice. But it's in line with a State Ethics Commission opinion issues last year. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Ethics panel: Don't use donations to pay for dry cleaningto use donations to pay dues to private clubs would be a reversal of previous p
Ethics panel: Don't use donations to pay for dry cleaning
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 24 days ago
to use donations to pay dues to private clubs would be a reversal of previous practice. But it's in line with a State Ethics Commission opinion issues last year. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Ethics Panel: Don't Use Donations to Pay for Dry Cleaningto use donations to pay dues to private clubs would be a reversal of previous p
Ethics Panel: Don't Use Donations to Pay for Dry Cleaning
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 24 days ago
to use donations to pay dues to private clubs would be a reversal of previous practice. But it's in line with a State Ethics Commission opinion issues last year. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material... Read more
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TribLIVE
Tarentum manager cited for ethics violationsCommission on Aug. 1, 2016, for acts he committed while he was a member of boro
Tarentum manager cited for ethics violations
TribLIVE / Posted 25 days ago
Commission on Aug. 1, 2016, for acts he committed while he was a member of borough council. The final adjudication of the State Ethics Commission concerning Tarentum Manager Michael Gutonski can be found online at... Read more
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