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Al.com
Bentley fires high-ranking finance official amid computer breachblamed for delayed payments late last year. According to McDowell's 2016 State
Bentley fires high-ranking finance official amid computer breach
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
blamed for delayed payments late last year. According to McDowell's 2016 State of Economic Interest form filed with the State Ethics Commission, he is also an officer with SoftSwitch Communications, Inc. In his 2011 SOEI form, McDowell said he... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Haley signs ethics reform bills in Easleythey passed in the ethics reform is a good start," he said. "But why didn't the
Haley signs ethics reform bills in Easley
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 4 days ago
they passed in the ethics reform is a good start," he said. "But why didn't they finish it?" Although a revamped State Ethics Commission will determine if there is probable cause to complaints, it would send the cases back to House and... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
City councilman cites ailing health as reason for using campaign contributions for bills, insuranceto pay personal utilities bills and car insurance. The veteran Atlanta City co
City councilman cites ailing health as reason for using campaign contributions for bills, insurance
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 4 days ago
to pay personal utilities bills and car insurance. The veteran Atlanta City councilman must have known what awaited him. State ethics commission staff had been on his case for more than a year, at one point issuing a subpoena for bank... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Haley signs election law changes after 4-year pushreport who pays their spouses and dependent children. The other law sends comp
Haley signs election law changes after 4-year push
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
report who pays their spouses and dependent children. The other law sends complaints against legislators to a restructured State Ethics Commission, allowing for an independent review. Currently, House and Senate ethics committees oversee campaign... Read more
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Al.com
Rumors swirl of seizure of state finance computers; FBI says it's an 'administrative audit'show McDowell was paid $179,672 last year. According to McDowell's 2016 State
Rumors swirl of seizure of state finance computers; FBI says it's an 'administrative audit'
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
show McDowell was paid $179,672 last year. According to McDowell's 2016 State of Economic Interest form filed with the State Ethics Commission, he is also an officer with SoftSwitch Communications, Inc. In his 2011 SOEI form, McDowell said he... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Haley signs election law changes after 4-year pushreport who pays their spouses and dependent children. The other law sends comp
Haley signs election law changes after 4-year push
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 4 days ago
report who pays their spouses and dependent children. The other law sends complaints against legislators to a restructured State Ethics Commission, allowing for an independent review. Currently, House and Senate ethics committees oversee campaign... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Haley signs election law changes after 4-year pushreport who pays their spouses and dependent children. The other law sends comp
Haley signs election law changes after 4-year push
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
report who pays their spouses and dependent children. The other law sends complaints against legislators to a restructured State Ethics Commission, allowing for an independent review. Currently, House and Senate ethics committees oversee campaign... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Haley signs election law changes after 4-year pushreport who pays their spouses and dependent children. The other law sends comp
Haley signs election law changes after 4-year push
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
report who pays their spouses and dependent children. The other law sends complaints against legislators to a restructured State Ethics Commission, allowing for an independent review. Currently, House and Senate ethics committees oversee campaign... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Governor Haley signs long-awaited ethics reform bill Thursdayagainst their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equated the arrangement to
Governor Haley signs long-awaited ethics reform bill Thursday
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 5 days ago
against their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equated the arrangement to "the fox guarding the henhouse" since the State Ethics Commission oversees all other public officials. The legislation revamps the State Ethics Commission and expand... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Governor Haley signs long-awaited ethics reform bill Thursdayagainst their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equated the arrangement to
Governor Haley signs long-awaited ethics reform bill Thursday
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 5 days ago
against their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equated the arrangement to "the fox guarding the henhouse" since the State Ethics Commission oversees all other public officials. The legislation revamps the State Ethics Commission and expand... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge could share 1 town managermust confront. "The biggest hurdle to this even getting started is the whole e
Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge could share 1 town manager
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 5 days ago
must confront. "The biggest hurdle to this even getting started is the whole ethics question," Blake said, referring to a State Ethics Commission opinion citing a potential conflict of interest in a shared-administrator arrangement between the... Read more
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Arkansas Times
A limit on elders' rightsMay 31, the committee formed to gather signatures for the ballot measure had ra
A limit on elders' rights
Arkansas Times / Posted 5 days ago
May 31, the committee formed to gather signatures for the ballot measure had raised $313,110, according to filings with the state Ethics Commission — more than twice the amount raised that month by any other committee promoting a ballot initiative —... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Bright announces endorsements in state Senate runoffto run television ads through the runoff election, and more fundraisers are pla
Bright announces endorsements in state Senate runoff
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
to run television ads through the runoff election, and more fundraisers are planned in the coming days. According to the State Ethics Commission, Bright's total campaign contributions for the current election cycle have reached $195,242 while his... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pa. legislators seems unconcerned about conflictshe owns more lucrative, a much more egregious conflict than this one — but suff
Pa. legislators seems unconcerned about conflicts
The Morning Call / Posted 7 days ago
he owns more lucrative, a much more egregious conflict than this one — but suffice to say that the Senate, over which the state Ethics Commission has ruled it has no jurisdiction, has not set a lofty standard. In all kinds of areas of commerce... Read more
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Boston Globe
June 20, 2016House and Senate Ethics committees ... The panel would also look at conflict of
June 20, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 7 days ago
House and Senate Ethics committees ... The panel would also look at conflict of interest laws and the regulations of the State Ethics Commission. ...” Behind paywall: http://bit.ly/28KM6OJ MARKEY SEES A ‘RECKONING’ FOR GOP, via Prisca... Read more
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Lowell Sun
DeLeo seeks panel to examine ethics lawsand Sen. Cynthia Creem of Newton. The panel would also look at conflict of inte
DeLeo seeks panel to examine ethics laws
Lowell Sun / Posted 8 days ago
and Sen. Cynthia Creem of Newton. The panel would also look at conflict of interest laws and the regulations of the State Ethics Commission. The group, which would consider extending the lobbying laws to cover municipal lobbying, would be... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Hawaii DOT employee accused of misusing state resourcesHawaii (AP) - A superintendent for the Hawaii Department of Transportation rema
Hawaii DOT employee accused of misusing state resources
Hawaii News Now / Posted 8 days ago
Hawaii (AP) - A superintendent for the Hawaii Department of Transportation remains under investigation after the state Ethics Commission found that he had used state resources "for his own personal purposes." West Hawaii Today reports... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Ruling OK's tour companies paying for teacher travelfor decades have planned out-of-state trips that include free travel for a chap
Ruling OK's tour companies paying for teacher travel
Hawaii News Now / Posted 8 days ago
for decades have planned out-of-state trips that include free travel for a chaperone per six to 10 kids. The Hawaii State Ethics Commission can appeal. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be... Read more
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The Maui News
Ruling OKs tours paying for teacher travelthe effect of creating a rule, which would require the public's input. Teacher
Ruling OKs tours paying for teacher travel
The Maui News / Posted 9 days ago
the effect of creating a rule, which would require the public's input. Teachers for decades have planned out-of-state trips that include free travel for a teacher/chaperone accompanying six to 10 kids. The Hawaii State Ethics Commission can app... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
In ballot drives, $790,000 collectedsheets, an analysis of the reports found. The paperwork, which ballot question
In ballot drives, $790,000 collected
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
sheets, an analysis of the reports found. The paperwork, which ballot question committees must file monthly with the state Ethics Commission, detail revenue sources and expenses. Health Care Access for Arkansans, which supports an amendment... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Rhode Island lawmakers pass Uber regulationsput an ethics reform question on the November ballot. It will ask voters to app
Rhode Island lawmakers pass Uber regulations
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 10 days ago
put an ethics reform question on the November ballot. It will ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment giving the state Ethics Commission power to investigate lawmakers for potential conflicts of interest. Among the issues still... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
6 years after loss, GA governor candidate's campaign finances face scrutiny2010, and was Georgia's Commissioner of Insurance for 16 years. Oxendine still
6 years after loss, GA governor candidate's campaign finances face scrutiny
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 10 days ago
2010, and was Georgia's Commissioner of Insurance for 16 years. Oxendine still has money in his campaign account and the state ethics commission says there is evidence that he's spending it illegally instead of refunding it to donors. Oxendine's... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
6 years after loss, GA governor candidate's campaign finances face scrutiny2010, and was Georgia's Commissioner of Insurance for 16 years. Oxendine still
6 years after loss, GA governor candidate's campaign finances face scrutiny
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 10 days ago
2010, and was Georgia's Commissioner of Insurance for 16 years. Oxendine still has money in his campaign account and the state ethics commission says there is evidence that he's spending it illegally instead of refunding it to donors. Oxendine's... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Rhode Island General Assembly nears end of sessionput an ethics reform question on the November ballot. It will ask voters to app
Rhode Island General Assembly nears end of session
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 11 days ago
put an ethics reform question on the November ballot. It will ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment giving the state Ethics Commission power to investigate lawmakers for potential conflicts of interest. Among the issues still... Read more
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ajc.com
Ex-Georgia governor hopeful Oxendine fighting ethics charges...Henry Newkirk will hear arguments in Oxendine’s bid to get the courts to essent
Ex-Georgia governor hopeful Oxendine fighting ethics charges...
ajc.com / Posted 11 days ago
Henry Newkirk will hear arguments in Oxendine’s bid to get the courts to essentially throw out charges from an amended state ethics commission complaint filed against him last year. The commission’s complaint said that Oxendine took illegal... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
South Carolina Legislature approves ethics reform billsthe legislation adopted Wednesday night, ethics complaints against legislators
South Carolina Legislature approves ethics reform bills
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 12 days ago
the legislation adopted Wednesday night, ethics complaints against legislators would be investigated by a revamped State Ethics Commission, which would determine if there is probable cause to the complaints and if so would send them back to... Read more
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ajc.com
Rick Thompson turns down ethics commission appointmentRick Thompson said he was “honored” Gov. Nathan Deal appointed him to the state
Rick Thompson turns down ethics commission appointment
ajc.com / Posted 12 days ago
Rick Thompson said he was “honored” Gov. Nathan Deal appointed him to the state ethics commission last month, but in a letter to the governor Thompson said he must refuse the position before ever being sworn in. Thompson, who was known as a tough... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Legislature sending 2 ethics bills to Gov. Haley's deskand Senate ethics committees oversee campaign finance filings and handle compla
Legislature sending 2 ethics bills to Gov. Haley's desk
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
and Senate ethics committees oversee campaign finance filings and handle complaints against their colleagues, while the State Ethics Commission oversees all other public officials. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "the fox... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Embattled city ethics executive director resignsreverberate for years to come." Totto said he is weighing all his options, but
Embattled city ethics executive director resigns
Hawaii News Now / Posted 12 days ago
reverberate for years to come." Totto said he is weighing all his options, but said that filling the vacant position of State Ethics Commission chief is not one of them. He also said he's leaving with his "head held high." "I wish the... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Bill passes to require complaints against legislators to be independently investigatedagainst their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "
Bill passes to require complaints against legislators to be independently investigated
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 12 days ago
against their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "the fox guarding the henhouse" since the State Ethics Commission oversees all other public officials. The legislation would revamp the State Ethics Commission and... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
SC lawmakers pass independent ethics probesagainst their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "
SC lawmakers pass independent ethics probes
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 12 days ago
against their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "the fox guarding the henhouse" since the State Ethics Commission oversees all other public officials. The legislation would revamp the State Ethics Commission and... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
SC lawmakers pass independent ethics probesagainst their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "
SC lawmakers pass independent ethics probes
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 12 days ago
against their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "the fox guarding the henhouse" since the State Ethics Commission oversees all other public officials. The legislation would revamp the State Ethics Commission and... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
SC lawmakers pass independent ethics probesagainst their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "
SC lawmakers pass independent ethics probes
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 12 days ago
against their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "the fox guarding the henhouse" since the State Ethics Commission oversees all other public officials. The legislation would revamp the State Ethics Commission and... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
SC lawmakers pass independent ethics probesagainst their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "
SC lawmakers pass independent ethics probes
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 12 days ago
against their colleagues. Critics, including Haley, equate the arrangement to "the fox guarding the henhouse" since the State Ethics Commission oversees all other public officials. The legislation would revamp the State Ethics Commission and... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Pender: State government's default setting is secrecyalso read some recent reports about the Columbus City Council. After the Commer
Pender: State government's default setting is secrecy
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 16 days ago
also read some recent reports about the Columbus City Council. After the Commercial Dispatch newspaper complained, the state Ethics Commission ruled the council was violating open meetings law by having split meetings of less than a quorum to —... Read more
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ajc.com
Top staffers of Gov. Nathan Deal won’t get raises July 1Meanwhile, some department heads or the panels that govern their agencies are s
Top staffers of Gov. Nathan Deal won’t get raises July 1
ajc.com / Posted 18 days ago
Meanwhile, some department heads or the panels that govern their agencies are seeking big raises for top brass. The state ethics commission, for instance, is scheduled to vote later this month on a 10 percent raise for the panel’s executive... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Votes in the NC General Assembly this weekyes: Republicans Chuck McGrady and Chris Whitmire and Democrat Brian T
Votes in the NC General Assembly this week
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 18 days ago
yes: Republicans Chuck McGrady and Chris Whitmire and Democrat Brian Turner

HB 1055 — State Ethics Commission Revisions: Makes various revisions to the State Government Ethics Act and the lobbying laws... Read more

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The Star
Watchdog: How your lawmakers voted in RaleighSent to the Senate for consideration.YESDana Bumgardner, Kelly Hastings, Tim Mo
Watchdog: How your lawmakers voted in Raleigh
The Star / Posted 18 days ago
Sent to the Senate for consideration.YESDana Bumgardner, Kelly Hastings, Tim Moore, Jason Saine, John TorbettHB 1055 — State Ethics Commission Revisions: Makes various revisions to the State Government Ethics Act and the lobbying laws by adding... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Former top BMV official fined $500 for ethics violationpenalty is the result of a settlement agreement between Walters and Indiana Ins
Former top BMV official fined $500 for ethics violation
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 18 days ago
penalty is the result of a settlement agreement between Walters and Indiana Inspector General Cynthia Carrasco. The Indiana State Ethics Commission signed off on the agreement. In the settlement, Walters acknowledged he violated a state ethics law... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Former top BMV official fined $500 for ethics violationpenalty is the result of a settlement agreement between Walters and Indiana Ins
Former top BMV official fined $500 for ethics violation
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 18 days ago
penalty is the result of a settlement agreement between Walters and Indiana Inspector General Cynthia Carrasco. The Indiana State Ethics Commission signed off on the agreement. In the settlement, Walters acknowledged he violated a state ethics law... Read more
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Daily Herald
Ethics commission to consider ex-BMV official's settlementINDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana State Ethics Commission is to consider a settlement
Ethics commission to consider ex-BMV official's settlement
Daily Herald / Posted 18 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana State Ethics Commission is to consider a settlement between the state and a former Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles official who faces ethics violations. Indiana Inspector General Cynthia Carrasco confirmed Wednesday that... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press at 11INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Ethics Commission on Thursday is to consi
Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press at 11
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 19 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Ethics Commission on Thursday is to consider a settlement between the state and a former Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles official who faces ethics violations. Indiana Inspector General Cynthia Carrasco confirmed... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press at 11INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Ethics Commission on Thursday is to consi
Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press at 11
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 19 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Ethics Commission on Thursday is to consider a settlement between the state and a former Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles official who faces ethics violations. Indiana Inspector General Cynthia Carrasco confirmed... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Ethics commission to consider ex-BMV official's settlementINDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Ethics Commission is to consider a settle
Ethics commission to consider ex-BMV official's settlement
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 19 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Ethics Commission is to consider a settlement between the state and a former Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles official who faces ethics violations. Indiana Inspector General Cynthia Carrasco confirmed Wednesday... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Ethics commission to consider ex-BMV official's settlementINDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Ethics Commission is to consider a settle
Ethics commission to consider ex-BMV official's settlement
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 19 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Ethics Commission is to consider a settlement between the state and a former Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles official who faces ethics violations. Indiana Inspector General Cynthia Carrasco confirmed Wednesday... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Speaker has testy exchange with prosecutorThe Republican speaker testified Tuesday that he took precautions to obey the l
Speaker has testy exchange with prosecutor
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 19 days ago
The Republican speaker testified Tuesday that he took precautions to obey the law and sought input from the director of the state ethics commission before accepting contracts. The speaker said he sought advice from friends after being laid off and... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Public defender candidate says Public Defender Matt Shirk using public employees in his campaign, but Shirk denies ithe left in 1995. Daigle contributed a column about visiting Cuba earlier this y
Public defender candidate says Public Defender Matt Shirk using public employees in his campaign, but Shirk denies it
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 20 days ago
he left in 1995. Daigle contributed a column about visiting Cuba earlier this year, although he wasn’t paid for it. The Florida Times-Union has reached out to the state ethics commission but has not yet heard back. Andrew Pantazi: (904) 3... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
BMV official reaches proposed ethics violation settlementreached a settlement agreement with former BMV chief of staff Shawn Walters. Sh
BMV official reaches proposed ethics violation settlement
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 20 days ago
reached a settlement agreement with former BMV chief of staff Shawn Walters. She says its terms would be released after the State Ethics Commission considers it Thursday. The Indianapolis Star has reported Walters awarded Express MVA a contract... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
BMV official reaches proposed ethics violation settlementreached a settlement agreement with former BMV chief of staff Shawn Walters. Sh
BMV official reaches proposed ethics violation settlement
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 20 days ago
reached a settlement agreement with former BMV chief of staff Shawn Walters. She says its terms would be released after the State Ethics Commission considers it Thursday. The Indianapolis Star has reported Walters awarded Express MVA a contract... Read more
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ABC News
Alabama House Speaker Testifies at His Ethic TrialThe Republican speaker testified Tuesday that he took precautions to obey the l
Alabama House Speaker Testifies at His Ethic Trial
ABC News / Posted 20 days ago
The Republican speaker testified Tuesday that he took precautions to obey the law and sought input from the director of the state ethics commission before accepting contracts. The speaker said he sought advice from friends after being laid off and... Read more
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