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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 yesterday
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 3 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 3 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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TribLIVE
Pittsburgh oversight agency ICA to pick former Franklin Park Mayor Leber as interim leaderPa., allegedly did not tell board members about his bankruptcy and did not file
Pittsburgh oversight agency ICA to pick former Franklin Park Mayor Leber as interim leader
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
Pa., allegedly did not tell board members about his bankruptcy and did not file financial disclosure forms with the state Ethics Commission since 2005. A joint investigation by the district attorney, FBI, Pennsylvania's attorney general and... Read more
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Bluffton Today
S.C. Senate passes ethics reform after 4-year pushby House members and senators are investigated by members of their own body. Th
S.C. Senate passes ethics reform after 4-year push
Bluffton Today / Posted 5 days ago
by House members and senators are investigated by members of their own body. The bill passed by the Senate will revamp the State Ethics Commission to eight members — four picked by the governor, two picked by House and Senate Democrats and two by... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4-year pushby House members and senators are investigated by members of their own body. Th
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4-year push
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
by House members and senators are investigated by members of their own body. The bill passed by the Senate will revamp the State Ethics Commission to eight members — four picked by the governor, two picked by House and Senate Democrats and two by... Read more
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News 12 Augusta
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year pushyears of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics ref
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year push
News 12 Augusta / Posted 5 days ago
years of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics reforms. The bills passed Wednesday allow the State Ethics Commission to investigate all claims of ethics violations against any public official in the state. Currently,... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year pushyears of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics ref
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year push
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 5 days ago
years of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics reforms. The bills passed Wednesday allow the State Ethics Commission to investigate all claims of ethics violations against any public official in the state. Currently,... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4-year pushyears of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics ref
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4-year push
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 6 days ago
years of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics reforms. The bills passed Wednesday allow the State Ethics Commission to investigate all claims of ethics violations against any public official in the state. Currently,... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year pushyears of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics ref
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year push
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 6 days ago
years of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics reforms. The bills passed Wednesday allow the State Ethics Commission to investigate all claims of ethics violations against any public official in the state. Currently,... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year pushyears of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics ref
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year push
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 6 days ago
years of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics reforms. The bills passed Wednesday allow the State Ethics Commission to investigate all claims of ethics violations against any public official in the state. Currently,... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year pushyears of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics ref
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year push
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 6 days ago
years of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics reforms. The bills passed Wednesday allow the State Ethics Commission to investigate all claims of ethics violations against any public official in the state. Currently,... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year pushyears of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics ref
SC Senate passes ethics reform after 4 -year push
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 6 days ago
years of debating, the South Carolina Senate has passed a package of ethics reforms. The bills passed Wednesday allow the State Ethics Commission to investigate all claims of ethics violations against any public official in the state. Currently,... Read more
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NJ.com
Christie: My Supreme Court pick didn't lie or break lawwhile working for Essex County as an attorney in private practice in 2003. He s
Christie: My Supreme Court pick didn't lie or break law
NJ.com / Posted 6 days ago
while working for Essex County as an attorney in private practice in 2003. He said he recused after consulting the state Ethics Commission. Because the board was short on appointments and couldn't act without him, Timpone's recusal... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Christie defends pick for N.J. Supreme Courtthree days after Christie filed the nomination. But her request was denied, Wei
Christie defends pick for N.J. Supreme Court
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 6 days ago
three days after Christie filed the nomination. But her request was denied, Weinberg said. A former vice chairman of the state Ethics Commission, Bill Schluter, a Republican, said that Timpone omitted key information about the DiVincenzo case... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
SC senators suggest independent ethics investigationsup a final showdown on another component of ethics reform backed by the House a
SC senators suggest independent ethics investigations
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 7 days ago
up a final showdown on another component of ethics reform backed by the House and Gov. Nikki Haley. The bill revamps the State Ethics Commission to an eight-member board. Four members would be appointed by the governor and Democratic and... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
SC senators suggest independent ethics investigationsup a final showdown on another component of ethics reform backed by the House a
SC senators suggest independent ethics investigations
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 7 days ago
up a final showdown on another component of ethics reform backed by the House and Gov. Nikki Haley. The bill revamps the State Ethics Commission to an eight-member board. Four members would be appointed by the governor and Democratic and... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
SC senators suggest independent ethics investigationsup a final showdown on another component of ethics reform backed by the House a
SC senators suggest independent ethics investigations
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 7 days ago
up a final showdown on another component of ethics reform backed by the House and Gov. Nikki Haley. The bill revamps the State Ethics Commission to an eight-member board. Four members would be appointed by the governor and Democratic and... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
SC senators suggest independent ethics investigationsup a final showdown on another component of ethics reform backed by the House a
SC senators suggest independent ethics investigations
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 7 days ago
up a final showdown on another component of ethics reform backed by the House and Gov. Nikki Haley. The bill revamps the State Ethics Commission to an eight-member board. Four members would be appointed by the governor and Democratic and... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Questions raised on new N.J. Supreme Court justice's role in campaign caserecused himself or herself,” New Jersey’s administrative code says. Kathleen W
Questions raised on new N.J. Supreme Court justice's role in campaign case
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 7 days ago
recused himself or herself,” New Jersey’s administrative code says. Kathleen Wiechnik, a former executive director of the state Ethics Commission, which advises state officials on conflicts of interest, said she had never seen a case like... Read more
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The Herald News
Could Brady still win Deflategate fight? UMass Law professor has 'doubts'practice for several years and was then counsel with state and local administra
Could Brady still win Deflategate fight? UMass Law professor has 'doubts'
The Herald News / Posted 8 days ago
practice for several years and was then counsel with state and local administrative agencies, including the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission. She served as a Special Assistant Attorney General (Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tobacco... Read more
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Al.com
Jon Mason should be concerned about ethical conflicts, former ethics officials sayTwo former directors of the state Ethics Commission say Jon Mason should be con
Jon Mason should be concerned about ethical conflicts, former ethics officials say
Al.com / Posted 8 days ago
Two former directors of the state Ethics Commission say Jon Mason should be concerned about numerous potential ethical conflicts arising from his having simultaneously held both state and private-sector positions for the past five years. Mason is... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Martin amends financial filingabout the term 'nongovernmental' and whether that included governmental entitie
Martin amends financial filing
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
about the term 'nongovernmental' and whether that included governmental entities outside of Arkansas or the U.S. The state Ethics Commission was consulted and they advised that those should be reported." Graham Sloan, director of the Ethics... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Mike Smith: An end to innocence in Vermontan ethics commission? Although I have advocated for such a commission and still
Mike Smith: An end to innocence in Vermont
Rutland Herald / Posted 9 days ago
an ethics commission? Although I have advocated for such a commission and still think it�s needed, it�s uncertain whether a state ethics commission � which looks into ethics violation of state officials � would have prevented this particular... Read more
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Boston Globe
Walsh is drawn into federal labor probeof nonunion labor.” Miner said Rauseo raised the same allegations about Fortun
Walsh is drawn into federal labor probe
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
of nonunion labor.” Miner said Rauseo raised the same allegations about Fortune and Walsh in 2013, in a complaint to the state Ethics Commission. The commission, she said, investigated and decided not to take any action. “They found the... Read more
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The Advocate
Harahan council votes ‘no confidence’ in Mayor Tina Miceli after insults flyonly ally on the council, voting against. Councilman Craig Johnston abstained,
Harahan council votes ‘no confidence’ in Mayor Tina Miceli after insults fly
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
only ally on the council, voting against. Councilman Craig Johnston abstained, saying later that he wanted to wait for the state Ethics Commission to respond to a complaint letter sent by the council. “Absolutely no confidence,” Huete said to... Read more
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Boston Globe
Ethics commission takes no action on complaint against senatorsFolks trying to prod the State Ethics Commission to investigate a Senate junket
Ethics commission takes no action on complaint against senators
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
Folks trying to prod the State Ethics Commission to investigate a Senate junket to Israel have discovered that the watchdog agency does not have quite the bite they might have hoped. The commission, it turns out, is doing what its self-imposed... Read more
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Island Packet
Bluffton Police: Numerous danger spots on May River Road; most people speedon the issue of Superintendent Jeff Moss' ethics, following the announcement th
Bluffton Police: Numerous danger spots on May River Road; most people speed
Island Packet / Posted 12 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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Boston Globe
Who’s donating to Brian Joyce? Brian Joyce.it’s unclear whether loyal donors will continue to give and risk possible scrut
Who’s donating to Brian Joyce? Brian Joyce.
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
it’s unclear whether loyal donors will continue to give and risk possible scrutiny themselves. Folks trying to prod the State Ethics Commission to investigate a Senate junket to Israel have discovered that the watchdog agency does not have quite... Read more
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Al.com
The strange tale of some of the most corrupt officials in Alabama historycampaign money for personal purposes. Several legislators have also lost their
The strange tale of some of the most corrupt officials in Alabama history
Al.com / Posted 12 days ago
campaign money for personal purposes. Several legislators have also lost their jobs due to ethics violations. That pesky State Ethics Commission just keeps the pressure on folks who might go astray. Former Commission Director Jim Sumner says his... Read more
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Island Packet
Martin Duane, state champion wrestler at Hilton Head, headed to Citadelon the issue of Superintendent Jeff Moss' ethics, following the announcement th
Martin Duane, state champion wrestler at Hilton Head, headed to Citadel
Island Packet / Posted 13 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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Bennington Banner
Vermont Senate advances Ethics Commission billMONTPELIER >> The Vermont Senate is set to debate final passage of a bill
Vermont Senate advances Ethics Commission bill
Bennington Banner / Posted 13 days ago
MONTPELIER >> The Vermont Senate is set to debate final passage of a bill to create a new state Ethics Commission. The bill aims to slow the revolving door in which people move from the government to the private sector. It does not give the... Read more
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Bluffton Today
Beaufort County superintendent to appear before ethics commission over nepotism allegationsThe S.C. State Ethics Commission has found probable cause to hold a hearing on
Beaufort County superintendent to appear before ethics commission over nepotism allegations
Bluffton Today / Posted 14 days ago
The S.C. State Ethics Commission has found probable cause to hold a hearing on allegations of nepotism against Beaufort County School District superintendent Jeff Moss. Moss will appear before the commission 12:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at its Columbia office... Read more
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Island Packet
SC Ethics Commission calls hearing for Jeff Moss’ alleged nepotismBeaufort County School District superintendent Jeff Moss will go before the Sta
SC Ethics Commission calls hearing for Jeff Moss’ alleged nepotism
Island Packet / Posted 15 days ago
Beaufort County School District superintendent Jeff Moss will go before the State Ethics Commission in August to discuss the hiring of his wife to a school district job and could face penalties if found guilty of violating S.C. ethics laws. Moss’... Read more
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The Brown and White
Why an old political favor might cost judge a seat on N.J. Supreme Court?others," Weinberg told NJ Advance Media. William Schluter, a former Republican
Why an old political favor might cost judge a seat on N.J. Supreme Court?
The Brown and White / Posted 16 days ago
others," Weinberg told NJ Advance Media. William Schluter, a former Republican state senator and vice chairmen of the State Ethics Commission who wrote the law that established ELEC, said Timpone's recusal "doesn't pass the smell... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Hawaii Legislature to vote on new state auditoris up for appointment as the new state auditor, according to a news release fro
Hawaii Legislature to vote on new state auditor
Hawaii News Now / Posted 18 days ago
is up for appointment as the new state auditor, according to a news release from legislative leaders. Kondo is head of the state Ethics Commission. House Speaker Joseph Souki last year criticized the Ethics Commission's rules reining in gifts to... Read more
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TribLIVE
Pittsburgh ICA board dumping executive directoror the allegations about his companies. The newspaper's stories triggered ongoi
Pittsburgh ICA board dumping executive director
TribLIVE / Posted 18 days ago
or the allegations about his companies. The newspaper's stories triggered ongoing probes by the state Auditor General, State Ethics Commission, the Allegheny County District Attorney's office, FBI and the U.S. Attorney for Western... Read more
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NJ.com
Christie Supreme Court pick scrutinized over political favorothers," Weinberg told NJ Advance Media. William Schluter, a former Republican
Christie Supreme Court pick scrutinized over political favor
NJ.com / Posted 18 days ago
others," Weinberg told NJ Advance Media. William Schluter, a former Republican state senator and vice chairmen of the State Ethics Commission who wrote the law that established ELEC, said Timpone's recusal "doesn't pass the smell... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Twins Lakes: Ethics complaint alleges Boulder County advocacy crossed a linesees the emails as a violation of the county's own prohibition on political act
Twins Lakes: Ethics complaint alleges Boulder County advocacy crossed a line
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 20 days ago
sees the emails as a violation of the county's own prohibition on political activity on the taxpayer dime and wants the state ethics commission to reprimand the county The Twin Lakes Action Group filed a formal complaint this week with the... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Twin Lakes: Ethics complaint alleges Boulder County advocacy crossed linesees the emails as a violation of the county's own prohibition on political act
Twin Lakes: Ethics complaint alleges Boulder County advocacy crossed line
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 20 days ago
sees the emails as a violation of the county's own prohibition on political activity on the taxpayer dime and wants the state ethics commission to reprimand the county The Twin Lakes Action Group filed a formal complaint this week with the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Ex-tax commissioner never left corporate boardsto end the restriction, Baker defended Nunnelly, saying the commissioner had fu
Ex-tax commissioner never left corporate boards
Boston Globe / Posted 20 days ago
to end the restriction, Baker defended Nunnelly, saying the commissioner had fully disclosed his business ties to the state Ethics Commission. The agency, however, oversees only the state’s conflict-of-interest law, not other state statutes,... Read more
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Al.com
Bentley scandal: Rebekah Mason didn't disclose husband's income from UA to ethics commissionRebekah Caldwell Mason did not disclose all the sources of her husband's income
Bentley scandal: Rebekah Mason didn't disclose husband's income from UA to ethics commission
Al.com / Posted 21 days ago
Rebekah Caldwell Mason did not disclose all the sources of her husband's income to the State Ethics Commission while serving as Gov. Robert Bentley's Communications Director, according to an analysis of economic interest documents by AL.com. Mason's... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Prosecutors file evidence notice in Hubbard ethics casewrote that they plan to introduce evidence at trial that Hubbard, among other t
Prosecutors file evidence notice in Hubbard ethics case
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 21 days ago
wrote that they plan to introduce evidence at trial that Hubbard, among other things, misrepresented advice he got from the state ethics commission and had an agreement with lobbyists to receive things of value in exchange for action on... Read more
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The Morning Call
Pennsylvania Senate race fact checka consultant. Senate leaders had demanded that McGinty's boss, then-Gov. Ed Ren
Pennsylvania Senate race fact check
The Morning Call / Posted 22 days ago
a consultant. Senate leaders had demanded that McGinty's boss, then-Gov. Ed Rendell, request an advisory opinion from the state Ethics Commission on whether such an arrangement violated ethics laws. The Ethics Commission ruled that such a... Read more
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ajc.com
Lobbyist spending up during Georgia legislative sessionthere were plenty of more intimate encounters during the session. A review of s
Lobbyist spending up during Georgia legislative session
ajc.com / Posted 22 days ago
there were plenty of more intimate encounters during the session. A review of spending records filed with the state ethics commission found more than $152,000 spent buying dinner for lawmakers and another $80,000 on lunch. Lawmakers... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Move forward with ethics reformgovernor. It would be a step forward, but the far simpler course would be to p
Move forward with ethics reform
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 23 days ago
governor. It would be a step forward, but the far simpler course would be to put lawmakers under the jurisdiction of the state Ethics Commission. That body investigates charges against every other elected official in the state. There's no reason... Read more
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The News & Observer
NC treasurer sought ethics panel’s OK for corporate postnot seeking re-election. Robert Willettrwillett@newsobserver.com State Treasur
NC treasurer sought ethics panel’s OK for corporate post
The News & Observer / Posted 24 days ago
not seeking re-election. Robert Willettrwillett@newsobserver.com State Treasurer Janet Cowell sought the opinion of the State Ethics Commission before she agreed to serve on the board of directors of e-commerce technology company... Read more
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TribLIVE
Upper Burrell supervisor’s gas lease draws ethics questionsright to vote on something you can earn money from,” said Slabe, who threatened
Upper Burrell supervisor’s gas lease draws ethics questions
TribLIVE / Posted 24 days ago
right to vote on something you can earn money from,” said Slabe, who threatened to file a complaint with the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission if Walker votes on any drilling-related measures. Walker believes he's not prohibited from voting on... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
North Carolina Knowingly Allows Fox to Run State Pension Henhousebecoming public servants. Second and rather amazingly, the Treasurer’s private
North Carolina Knowingly Allows Fox to Run State Pension Henhouse
Naked Capitalism / Posted 25 days ago
becoming public servants. Second and rather amazingly, the Treasurer’s private sector activities have the blessing of the State Ethics Commission. In other words, it has been done before, and it is ostensibly legal. While Treasurer Cowell’s... Read more
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TribLIVE
Head of PittsburghIntergovernmental Cooperation Authority denies wrongdoing in email to higher-upsreported that Sciortino apparently failed to file mandatory financial disclosur
Head of PittsburghIntergovernmental Cooperation Authority denies wrongdoing in email to higher-ups
TribLIVE / Posted 25 days ago
reported that Sciortino apparently failed to file mandatory financial disclosure forms from 2006 to the present with the State Ethics Commission, which reported it could find no such records and has launched an investigation into the matter. In... Read more
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