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Boston Globe
E-mails link Walsh’s inner circle to scandalthe city of Boston, to make sure that we strengthen our schools. That’s my prio
E-mails link Walsh’s inner circle to scandal
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
the city of Boston, to make sure that we strengthen our schools. That’s my priority as mayor.” Walsh said he contacted the State Ethics Commission on Thursday to conduct a top-down review of his administration, and provide a seminar to Cabinet... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Rhode Island GOP files complaint against state lawmakeron mandatory fiscal disclosure forms. Chairman Brandon S. Bell announced Wedne
Rhode Island GOP files complaint against state lawmaker
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 4 days ago
on mandatory fiscal disclosure forms. Chairman Brandon S. Bell announced Wednesday he lodged a complaint with the state Ethics Commission against Democratic Rep. Anastasia Williams, of Providence, who works in the city's planning... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Lee Bright dismisses opposition to his S.C. Senate re-election bidtakes to be a leader." Talley's total campaign contributions for the current e
Lee Bright dismisses opposition to his S.C. Senate re-election bid
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
takes to be a leader." Talley's total campaign contributions for the current election cycle are $147,068, according to the state Ethics Commission. Talley said he loaned $100,000 to his campaign. Bright's total contributions are at�$152,562, while... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Oklahoma leaders agree on budget, most will see cutsof 183.94 percent to $13,892,835. The State Auditor and Inspector, Oklahoma Sta
Oklahoma leaders agree on budget, most will see cuts
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 5 days ago
of 183.94 percent to $13,892,835. The State Auditor and Inspector, Oklahoma State Treasurer, Governor, Lt. Governor, State Ethics Commission, Office of Civil Emergency Management, Merit Protection Commission, Space Industry Development... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Miss. Justice Institute to represent newspaper in Open Meetings casein an ongoing civil case involving the city of Columbus and a violation of the
Miss. Justice Institute to represent newspaper in Open Meetings case
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
in an ongoing civil case involving the city of Columbus and a violation of the state's Open Meetings Act. In 2014, the state Ethics Commission issued an order stating the council and mayor violated three sections of the Open Meetings Act. The... Read more
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KMBC-TV Kansas City
Mahoney: Missouri lawmakers missed opportunity to pass ethics billDID I MENTION, THE LAWMAKERS GET $103 A DAY FOR EXPENSES? MISSOURI DOES NOT HAV
Mahoney: Missouri lawmakers missed opportunity to pass ethics bill
KMBC-TV Kansas City / Posted 6 days ago
DID I MENTION, THE LAWMAKERS GET $103 A DAY FOR EXPENSES? MISSOURI DOES NOT HAVE LIMITS RIGHT NOW, FOR EXAMPLE, THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION REPORT SAID GOP CANDIDATE FOR -- JUST GOT A HALF-MILLION DOLLAR PERFECTLY LEGAL. DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE... Read more
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Providence Business News
How important are stronger ethics rules and enforcement mechanisms for Rhode Island?legislation to tighten ethics rules and enforcement on the General Assembly. T
How important are stronger ethics rules and enforcement mechanisms for Rhode Island?
Providence Business News / Posted 8 days ago
legislation to tighten ethics rules and enforcement on the General Assembly. The bill would restore jurisdiction to the state Ethics Commission over the General Assembly, something that was stripped from existing legislation by the R.I. Supreme... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
North Carolina news in briefNews & Observer of Raleigh reported that Cowell said she would not have agr
North Carolina news in brief
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 8 days ago
News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Cowell said she would not have agreed to serve on the boards if the State Ethics Commission had not approved. She's not seeking re-election.

Cowell says there's no conflict of interest... Read more

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ajc.com
Former Georgia Ethics chief appointed to ethics board by Dealgovernment ethics. The panel rules on complaints filed against candidates, dono
Former Georgia Ethics chief appointed to ethics board by Deal
ajc.com / Posted 9 days ago
government ethics. The panel rules on complaints filed against candidates, donors and lobbyists. Rick Thompson, former state ethics commission director, was appointed to the ethics board Friday by Gov. Nathan Deal, for whom Thompson has done... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell: Not looking for work& Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/1YICVyI ) Cowell said she would n
North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell: Not looking for work
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 9 days ago
& Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/1YICVyI ) Cowell said she would not have agreed to serve on the boards if the State Ethics Commission had not approved. She's not seeking re-election. Cowell says there's no conflict of interest with... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell: Not looking for work& Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/1YICVyI ) Cowell said she would n
North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell: Not looking for work
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 9 days ago
& Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/1YICVyI ) Cowell said she would not have agreed to serve on the boards if the State Ethics Commission had not approved. She's not seeking re-election. Cowell says there's no conflict of interest with... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell: Not looking for work& Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/1YICVyI ) Cowell said she would n
North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell: Not looking for work
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 9 days ago
& Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/1YICVyI ) Cowell said she would not have agreed to serve on the boards if the State Ethics Commission had not approved. She's not seeking re-election. Cowell says there's no conflict of interest with... Read more
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Island Packet
Independent reviews of legislators steps from being lawoversee the campaign filings and handle complaints against their colleagues and
Independent reviews of legislators steps from being law
Island Packet / Posted 9 days ago
oversee the campaign filings and handle complaints against their colleagues and candidates vying to replace them, while the State Ethics Commission is responsible for overseeing all other public officials. Critics, including Haley, equate the... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Independent ethics reviews of SC lawmakers near approvaloversee the campaign filings and handle complaints against their colleagues and
Independent ethics reviews of SC lawmakers near approval
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
oversee the campaign filings and handle complaints against their colleagues and candidates vying to replace them, while the State Ethics Commission is responsible for overseeing all other public officials. Critics, including Haley, equate the... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC Treasurer Cowell isn’t conflicted about joining corporate boardssays she is committed to serving the remainder of her term and would never have
NC Treasurer Cowell isn’t conflicted about joining corporate boards
The News & Observer / Posted 10 days ago
says she is committed to serving the remainder of her term and would never have agreed to join two corporate boards if the State Ethics Commission hadn’t given her the go-ahead. In her first interview since she joined the boards of two publicly... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
Haley aid veto overridden; Blackbaud investing $154M; Court to decide prosecutor spatstate Attorney General Alan Wilson and Solicitor David Pascoe over state corrup
Haley aid veto overridden; Blackbaud investing $154M; Court to decide prosecutor spat
Charleston City Paper / Posted 10 days ago
state Attorney General Alan Wilson and Solicitor David Pascoe over state corruption investigations. Source: P&C The state Ethics Commission said this week that it will move ahead on a complaint filed against Republican state Treasurer Curtis... Read more
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Boston Globe
Senate receives subpoena in Joyce probeissues related to his use of $3,367 in campaign funds to pay for his son’s high
Senate receives subpoena in Joyce probe
Boston Globe / Posted 11 days ago
issues related to his use of $3,367 in campaign funds to pay for his son’s high school graduation party in 2014. The state ethics commission has repeatedly investigated alleged violations of the state’s conflict of interest law by Joyce but... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Auditor general: Major changes needed to keep Penn Hills SD afloat amid debtAllegheny County District Attorney's Office, the U.S. Attorney for the Western
Auditor general: Major changes needed to keep Penn Hills SD afloat amid debt
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 11 days ago
Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District, the Department of Revenue and the state Ethics Commission for further investigation into possible criminal and tax violations. The audit, which covers July... Read more
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The News & Observer
Ethics Commission head defends agency’s opinion on CowellNewsom Commission found that state ethics law didn’t bar state treasurer from
Ethics Commission head defends agency’s opinion on Cowell
The News & Observer / Posted 11 days ago
Newsom Commission found that state ethics law didn’t bar state treasurer from joining corporate boards The head of the State Ethics Commission is defending the agency’s ruling that state Treasurer Janet Cowell could join the boards of two... Read more
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TribLIVE
DePasquale: Penn Hills audit ‘one of worst school audits I have ever seen’Allegheny County district attorney's office, the U.S. Attorney for the Western
DePasquale: Penn Hills audit ‘one of worst school audits I have ever seen’
TribLIVE / Posted 11 days ago
Allegheny County district attorney's office, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District, the Department of Revenue, and the state Ethics Commission for further investigation of possible criminal and tax violations.” The district, which enrolls... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Penn Hills School District $167 million in debt, audit revealsAllegheny County District Attorney's Office, the U.S. Attorney for the Western
Penn Hills School District $167 million in debt, audit reveals
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 11 days ago
Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District, the Department of Revenue, and the state Ethics Commission for further investigation of possible criminal and tax violations.” The audit, which covers July... Read more
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Mississippi Business Journal
Columbus mayor fined for open meetings violationcommission’s ruling to Lowndes County Chancery Court if necessary, Dillon said.
Columbus mayor fined for open meetings violation
Mississippi Business Journal / Posted 11 days ago
commission’s ruling to Lowndes County Chancery Court if necessary, Dillon said. Tom Hood, the executive director of the state Ethics Commission, said Smith’s fine is the maximum that the commission can impose for a first offense. City attorney... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Mayor fined for Open Meetings Act violationThe state Ethics Commission has imposed a $500 fine on the mayor of Columbus af
Mayor fined for Open Meetings Act violation
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
The state Ethics Commission has imposed a $500 fine on the mayor of Columbus after finding that he violated a Mississippi Open Meetings Act last year. The penalty stems from a complaint The Dispatch sent to the commission last year after Mayor... Read more
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TribLIVE
ICA director completed two conflicting 2011 Ethics Commission forms but filed neither with statecompleted mandatory ethics disclosure forms for himself over more than a dozen
ICA director completed two conflicting 2011 Ethics Commission forms but filed neither with state
TribLIVE / Posted 12 days ago
completed mandatory ethics disclosure forms for himself over more than a dozen years but did not file them with the State Ethics Commission in Harrisburg. The Statements of Financial Interests for Sciortino, 67, executive director of the... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Teacher, state worker raises included in House budget billstaff resource to detect and investigate insurance • Increases government tran
Teacher, state worker raises included in House budget bill
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 13 days ago
staff resource to detect and investigate insurance • Increases government transparency by providing $850K to the State Ethics Commission to implement a new electronic application system for Statements of Economic Interest Information... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Association: State Treasurer Janet Cowell should resign from boards or elected positionand James River Group Holdings, a specialty insurance company. Both companies
Association: State Treasurer Janet Cowell should resign from boards or elected position
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 13 days ago
and James River Group Holdings, a specialty insurance company. Both companies are based in the Triangle. The state Ethics Commission approved the moves but, according to The Charlotte Observer, one of the nation’s experts on the... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
2 members resign from Georgia state ethics commissionATLANTA (AP) — Two members of Georgia's state ethics commission have resigned f
2 members resign from Georgia state ethics commission
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 13 days ago
ATLANTA (AP) — Two members of Georgia's state ethics commission have resigned from their board seats. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1VZ15XR ) reports that board chair Hillary Stringfellow and member Heath Garrett resigned this... Read more
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The News & Observer
SEANC urges Treasurer Cowell to resign or quit corporate boardsat the state Treasurer’s office couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on
SEANC urges Treasurer Cowell to resign or quit corporate boards
The News & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
at the state Treasurer’s office couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on SEANC’s move. Although the State Ethics Commission has ruled that serving on the boards doesn’t violate the state Government Ethics Act, SEANC contends... Read more
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Denver Post
A House (and Senate) divided falls on major Colorado issuesto $9.30​​ (due Aug. 8)​.​ ​Initiative ​47 - ​A ban ​on ​invest​ing state doll
A House (and Senate) divided falls on major Colorado issues
Denver Post / Posted 15 days ago
to $9.30​​ (due Aug. 8)​.​ ​Initiative ​47 - ​A ban ​on ​invest​ing state dollars with companies that do business with Iran​​ (due Aug. 3)​.​ Initiative 53 - Eliminate Commission on Judicial Discipline, expand state ethics commission (due: June 1... Read more
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ajc.com
Secretive political fund tied to House Speaker Ralstonfor the group, said the disclosure was not made due to “an administrative overs
Secretive political fund tied to House Speaker Ralston
ajc.com / Posted 16 days ago
for the group, said the disclosure was not made due to “an administrative oversight.” The fund is not registered with the state ethics commission at all. McDonald said it never met the threshold to require disclosure. In a statement released... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Williamstown Planning Board turnover raises hope for era of 'smart growth'they improperly deliberated about the Waubeeka project. Gardner and McCallum al
Williamstown Planning Board turnover raises hope for era of 'smart growth'
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 17 days ago
they improperly deliberated about the Waubeeka project. Gardner and McCallum also were named in a complaint filed with the State Ethics Commission on Tuesday. Patton said she hopes the new Planning Board "will be able to rally people together to a... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pa Supreme Court hears charter school pension casetried repeatedly to shut down the school, but was stymied by the Department of
Pa Supreme Court hears charter school pension case
The Morning Call / Posted 18 days ago
tried repeatedly to shut down the school, but was stymied by the Department of Education and the courts. In 2013, a state Ethics Commission report said Bloom broke state ethics and conflict-of-interest rules by funneling more than $1.5... Read more
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Arkansas Times
UPDATE: Casino campaign reports $195,000 support from Missouri investorsNancy Todd alerted me that the group pushing a casino amendment initiative had
UPDATE: Casino campaign reports $195,000 support from Missouri investors
Arkansas Times / Posted 19 days ago
Nancy Todd alerted me that the group pushing a casino amendment initiative had filed a batch of papers with the state Ethics Commission today. I've been writing about the absence of reports on her group's effort to gather signatures for an amendment... Read more
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The News & Observer
Serving two masters? Most Council of State candidates say noor just as a matter of principle, the Council of State incumbents and challenge
Serving two masters? Most Council of State candidates say no
The News & Observer / Posted 19 days ago
or just as a matter of principle, the Council of State incumbents and challengers said they wouldn’t do it even if the State Ethics Commission cleared it ahead of time, as it did for Cowell, a Democrat. “Even if an organization like the Ethics... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Sweet home(on the tapes, he says he wants to rearrange her office for privacy). Cue call
Sweet home
Namibia Economist / Posted 20 days ago
(on the tapes, he says he wants to rearrange her office for privacy). Cue calls for his resignation, appeals to the state ethics commission and for a recall, inconveniently not provided for by Alabama law. Slightly more practically, Ed... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Ethics complaint reveals split on Klamath Irrigation boardhave filed complaints against their colleagues, saying they broke public meetin
Ethics complaint reveals split on Klamath Irrigation board
OregonLive.com / Posted 20 days ago
have filed complaints against their colleagues, saying they broke public meeting laws. The complaint filed with the state ethics commission says Board Chairman Brent Cheyne, Board Vice President Grant Knoll and board member Ken Smith decided... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
Ethics complaint reveals split on Klamath Irrigation boardhave filed complaints against their colleagues, saying they broke public meetin
Ethics complaint reveals split on Klamath Irrigation board
KTVZ Bend / Posted 20 days ago
have filed complaints against their colleagues, saying they broke public meeting laws. The complaint filed with the state ethics commission says Board Chairman Brent Cheyne, Board Vice President Grant Knoll and board member Ken Smith decided... Read more
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The Post-Standard
Why federal probe of Cuomo's projects matters to SyracuseWhiteman Osterman & Hanna, signed a contract in March to represent COR and list
Why federal probe of Cuomo's projects matters to Syracuse
The Post-Standard / Posted 20 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 has close ties to the Cuomo family going back three decades. He is president of WOH... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Oklahoma legislative candidates raised more than $3 million so farhave raised more than $3 million from donors for this year's upcoming elections
Oklahoma legislative candidates raised more than $3 million so far
The Oklahoman / Posted 21 days ago
have raised more than $3 million from donors for this year's upcoming elections. The campaign reports — filed with the state Ethics Commission — indicate the 2016 races could be expensive, particularly in districts with open seats. The... Read more
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Island Packet
May River principal's favorite part of new campus + aerialson the issue of Superintendent Jeff Moss' ethics, following the announcement th
May River principal's favorite part of new campus + aerials
Island Packet / Posted 23 days ago
on the issue of Superintendent Jeff Moss' ethics, following the announcement that Moss is being summoned to go before the State Ethics Commission in August for a hearing on three counts of alleged ethics violations revolving around the hiring of... Read more
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Island Packet
Jeff Moss on if he'll make Ethics hearing open to public: “No comment”on the issue of Superintendent Jeff Moss' ethics, following the announcement th
Jeff Moss on if he'll make Ethics hearing open to public: “No comment”
Island Packet / Posted 23 days ago
on the issue of Superintendent Jeff Moss' ethics, following the announcement that Moss is being summoned to go before the State Ethics Commission in August for a hearing on three counts of alleged ethics violations revolving around the hiring of... Read more
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CNBC
Called out: Pension official bags lucrative side gigs on corporate boardsBusiness Times points to email exchanges between Cowell and James River's lawye
Called out: Pension official bags lucrative side gigs on corporate boards
CNBC / Posted 23 days ago
Business Times points to email exchanges between Cowell and James River's lawyers, where Cowell offers to have the state ethics commission draw up a statement that would meet the company's "needs and preferences." The companies and... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
Brooke commissioners review sick day policynoted the move is a violation of the state's Open Government Meetings Act. On
Brooke commissioners review sick day policy
Weirton Daily Times / Posted 23 days ago
noted the move is a violation of the state's Open Government Meetings Act. On a webpage explaining the law, the state Ethics Commission states, "When a quorum of a governing body discusses issues of interest upon which the governing body... Read more
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TribLIVE
Lame-duck director produces financial forms but ICA won’t certify accuracyPittsburgh's finances has produced five years of annual financial disclosure fo
Lame-duck director produces financial forms but ICA won’t certify accuracy
TribLIVE / Posted 24 days ago
Pittsburgh's finances has produced five years of annual financial disclosure forms that he was required to have sent to the State Ethics Commission, but even the agency won't say whether they're real. Matthew H. Haverstick, special counsel to the... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Union has questions on ethics probefor Ohio Civil Service Employees Association AFSCME Local 11 AFL-CIO, said it h
Union has questions on ethics probe
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 25 days ago
for Ohio Civil Service Employees Association AFSCME Local 11 AFL-CIO, said it has come to the union's attention that the state ethics commission has forwarded a report to Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins. Yerkes said the matter could... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Gallison resignation prompts talk of ethics reformfirst sign was back in 2007. "He was fined $6,000 which is a really significan
Gallison resignation prompts talk of ethics reform
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 25 days ago
first sign was back in 2007. "He was fined $6,000 which is a really significant fine in the grand scheme of things by the State Ethics Commission for not reporting his income that actually came from a grant from the legislature," Marion... Read more
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Gawker
Inept Pension Fund Manager Also a Selloutfund managers, instead—has been elected board member of two private companies,
Inept Pension Fund Manager Also a Sellout
Gawker / Posted 25 days ago
fund managers, instead—has been elected board member of two private companies, with the blessing of the North Carolina State Ethics Commission. A funny thing about that is that Cowell is still the treasurer of North Carolina who runs the... Read more
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The News & Observer
State Treasurer Cowell mars her record by joining corporate boardscompany based in Bermuda, pays directors $75,000 a year plus $25,000 in stock.
State Treasurer Cowell mars her record by joining corporate boards
The News & Observer / Posted 27 days ago
company based in Bermuda, pays directors $75,000 a year plus $25,000 in stock. Cowell had her plans pre-approved by the State Ethics Commission. That casts a serious question over whether there’s any point in having such a commission. (Other... Read more
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Philly.com
Crony! Self-enricher! From Day 1, Pa. Senate race is all attacks(The company had also received around $4 million in grants from a Republican ad
Crony! Self-enricher! From Day 1, Pa. Senate race is all attacks
Philly.com / Posted 29 days ago
(The company had also received around $4 million in grants from a Republican administration before McGinty led DEP). The State Ethics Commission told her to avoid any role in awarding further grants that could benefit her husband... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC treasurer’s corporate board service poses ethical questionsJanet Cowell’s plans to join the boards of two publicly traded companies have r
NC treasurer’s corporate board service poses ethical questions
The News & Observer / Posted 29 days ago
Janet Cowell’s plans to join the boards of two publicly traded companies have raised thorny ethical issues even though the State Ethics Commission pre-approved the moves. Cowell, who isn’t seeking re-election to a third term as treasurer in the... Read more
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