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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
DEP worker charged over part-time jobJoseph A. Yilek of failing to report a second source of income in his Statement
DEP worker charged over part-time job
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 16 hours ago
Joseph A. Yilek of failing to report a second source of income in his Statement of Financial Interest as required by the state Ethics Commission, according to Agent William F. Brown, the lead investigator. Employed by DEP from 1998 to earlier... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Mayor says she's facing heat for loaning town moneyhasn't been paid back yet. Banister tells The Dominion Post (http://bit.ly/2d4
Mayor says she's facing heat for loaning town money
WVVA Bluefield / Posted yesterday
hasn't been paid back yet. Banister tells The Dominion Post (http://bit.ly/2d4G1h4) that she's facing trouble with the State Ethics Commission because she used over $54,000 to pay off a bill owed by the town. The commission says it's prohibited... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
The high cost of chutzpahafter the city was found guilty of the violation in chancery court. The other i
The high cost of chutzpah
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted yesterday
after the city was found guilty of the violation in chancery court. The other is in the appeals process provided by the state ethics commission. In that case, the ethics commissioned levied a $500 fine against the mayor. There was no fine in the... Read more
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The Herald News
Approval of Question 2 would restore ethics panel oversight of R.I. Assembly2 would restore ethics panel oversight of R.I. Assembly What is Question 2? Q
Approval of Question 2 would restore ethics panel oversight of R.I. Assembly
The Herald News / Posted 3 days ago
2 would restore ethics panel oversight of R.I. Assembly What is Question 2? Question 2 asks voters to restore the state Ethics Commission’s jurisdiction over General Assembly members. The commission has oversight over all other elected... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Ethics Commission begins investigation of Rep. Mike HolcombThe state Ethics Commission last week informed a complainant she'd raised suffi
Ethics Commission begins investigation of Rep. Mike Holcomb
Arkansas Times / Posted 4 days ago
The state Ethics Commission last week informed a complainant she'd raised sufficient questions about campaign finance filings by Republican Rep. Mike Holcomb to initiate an investigation. The complaint raises multiple points, including a failure to... Read more
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Boston Herald
Democrats eye Baker probe of DCR before launch of own investigationof policy victories. Under state ethics law, it’s illegal for state employees
Democrats eye Baker probe of DCR before launch of own investigation
Boston Herald / Posted 5 days ago
of policy victories. Under state ethics law, it’s illegal for state employees to use their position to score a benefit for themselves or others. A spokesman for the state Ethics Commission said he couldn’t confirm nor deny if it’s invest... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Ethics panel: No further action against DCR official from Braintree BOSTON – The State Ethics Commission sees no need for further action in conne
Ethics panel: No further action against DCR official from Braintree
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 5 days ago
BOSTON – The State Ethics Commission sees no need for further action in connection with two Baker administration officials who were suspended for using taxpayer resources on a... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Charter school debate prompts Lenox to clarify rules on political activitypointed out. Wearing of political buttons or stickers is allowed "as a matter
Charter school debate prompts Lenox to clarify rules on political activity
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 6 days ago
pointed out. Wearing of political buttons or stickers is allowed "as a matter of self-expression," Lee said, citing state Ethics Commission guidelines, and is not even considered significant political expression. The distribution of... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State ed board chair gifted stock to family fund that supports charterssaid he cleared the $100,000 through the Ethics Commission this summer, he has
State ed board chair gifted stock to family fund that supports charters
Lowell Sun / Posted 8 days ago
said he cleared the $100,000 through the Ethics Commission this summer, he has not filed any conflict disclosures with the state Ethics Commission in 2016, nor is it clear that he has any obligation to do so as an unpaid state employee unless he... Read more
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ajc.com
New conflict policy effects Gov. Nathan Deal’s latest ethics...The state Ethics Commission has adopted a new conflict-of-interest policy that
New conflict policy effects Gov. Nathan Deal’s latest ethics...
ajc.com / Posted 9 days ago
The state Ethics Commission has adopted a new conflict-of-interest policy that may mean its newest member has to recuse himself from considering a lot of the cases before the panel. The commission considers complaints filed against politicians,... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
The openness of government is at questionwe felt there was incontrovertible evidence the city formed a consensus on issu
The openness of government is at question
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
we felt there was incontrovertible evidence the city formed a consensus on issues outside of a public meeting. The state ethics commission has ruled against the city on one. That case is now waiting to be heard by the state Supreme Court.... Read more
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Times News
Ex-game agency official gets $75K ethics fine over gas dealsagreed to pay a $75,000 ethics fine over his side business helping land owners
Ex-game agency official gets $75K ethics fine over gas deals
Times News / Posted 15 days ago
agreed to pay a $75,000 ethics fine over his side business helping land owners negotiate natural gas drilling leases. The State Ethics Commission said the penalty was imposed as part of a consent agreement with William Capouillez, who in 2014 was... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Retired official gets ethics fineThe State Ethics Commission said the penalty was imposed as part of a consent a
Retired official gets ethics fine
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
The State Ethics Commission said the penalty was imposed as part of a consent agreement with William Capouillez, of McVeytown, who in 2014 was among several people being looked at to become the hunting agency's executive director. His job as... Read more
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Philly.com
Gas-dealing Pa. Game Commission official ordered to pay $75K fineThe Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has fined a former state Game Commissi
Gas-dealing Pa. Game Commission official ordered to pay $75K fine
Philly.com / Posted 15 days ago
The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has fined a former state Game Commission official $75,000 for conflict-of-interest violations, though it called the penalty “not particularly satisfying” because it represented only a fraction of the millions... Read more
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Boston Globe
Big money from Boston business leaders in favor of charter schoolsthe state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which oversees the state
Big money from Boston business leaders in favor of charter schools
Boston Globe / Posted 16 days ago
the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which oversees the state’s charter schools. In a filing with the state Ethics Commission, Sagan wrote that he has told pro-charter forces that these are personal donations, they can’t use... Read more
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Boston Herald
Charlie Baker backs appointee's pro-charter donationdonation could be viewed as a conflict, Baker said that Sagan had filed an ethi
Charlie Baker backs appointee's pro-charter donation
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
donation could be viewed as a conflict, Baker said that Sagan had filed an ethics disclosure and got approval from the State Ethics Commission before making the donation on Aug. 10. Sagan disclosed the donation to Baker in a separate form on... Read more
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Boston Globe
Charlie Baker defends donation by ed chair to pro-charter groupreporters Monday that Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Chairman Paul
Charlie Baker defends donation by ed chair to pro-charter group
Boston Globe / Posted 16 days ago
reporters Monday that Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Chairman Paul Sagan sought and won the approval of the state Ethics Commission before making the donation. Baker, a longtime supporter of charter schools, appointed Sagan to the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Gov. dismisses criticism of Ed Board’s donation to charter groupbias and, at the very least, shows poor judgment.” Baker said that Sagan filed
Gov. dismisses criticism of Ed Board’s donation to charter group
WWLP Springfield / Posted 16 days ago
bias and, at the very least, shows poor judgment.” Baker said that Sagan filed all of the proper paperwork with the state Ethics Commission before making the donation, and had been cleared. “Are we going to get into the business of saying... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
S.C. schools underfunded by $4 billion since 2010; Chs. metro sees record exports; Dam laws debatedRiver Site is now said to be $12 billion over budget. Source: The State S.C. T
S.C. schools underfunded by $4 billion since 2010; Chs. metro sees record exports; Dam laws debated
Charleston City Paper / Posted 20 days ago
River Site is now said to be $12 billion over budget. Source: The State S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis sat before the state Ethics Commission yesterday for seven hours over a complaint that alleged Loftis helped a lawyer friend get hired to... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Empower Texans Escalates Battle With Ethics Commission - Empower Texans Escalates Battle With Ethics Commission by Patrick Svitek The Texas Tribune Sept. 8 2016 The influential conservative group Empower Texans is escalating its long-running battl...more of the Tribune's related coverage: A state appeals court ruled that conse
Empower Texans Escalates Battle With Ethics Commission - Empower Texans Escalates Battle With Ethics Commission by Patrick Svitek The Texas Tribune Sept. 8 2016 The influential conservative group Empower Texans is escalating its long-running battl...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 20 days ago
more of the Tribune's related coverage: A state appeals court ruled that conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan lives in Austin despite his claims otherwise, so his dispute with the state Ethics Commission will play out in Trav... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
Political Digestcommissioners should be banned from making campaign contributionsState Sen. Tim
Political Digest
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 23 days ago
commissioners should be banned from making campaign contributionsState Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) called on the new state ethics commission to adopt a contribution ban for its own members to avoid a public perception of possible... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
State lawmaker pays fine to resolve ethics investigationpolitical hot water for allegedly accepting improper perks from lobbyists. On
State lawmaker pays fine to resolve ethics investigation
Hawaii News Now / Posted 23 days ago
political hot water for allegedly accepting improper perks from lobbyists. On Friday, she agreed to pay $739 to resolve a state Ethics Commission investigation into alleged gifts, which included an overnight stay for her and her family at the... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
Political digestcommissioners should be banned from making campaign contributionsState Sen. Tim
Political digest
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 26 days ago
commissioners should be banned from making campaign contributionsState Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) called on the new state ethics commission to adopt a contribution ban for its own members to avoid a public perception of possible... Read more
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Boston Herald
Governor's staff tops guest list for GOP’s pre-Fourth bashCincotti in a statement. Both Roy and Sisk have been suspended for a week with
Governor's staff tops guest list for GOP’s pre-Fourth bash
Boston Herald / Posted 26 days ago
Cincotti in a statement. Both Roy and Sisk have been suspended for a week without pay and self-referred their case to the state Ethics Commission. The state has ordered them to pay back $817. A conservative member of the state GOP party, Mary Lou... Read more
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Boston Globe
Questions about political influence, connections raised in council’s decision to back dispensaryPerullo before the Mayflower Medicinals matter was heard by the council. “Duri
Questions about political influence, connections raised in council’s decision to back dispensary
Boston Globe / Posted 28 days ago
Perullo before the Mayflower Medicinals matter was heard by the council. “During February 2016, I sought the advice of the state Ethics Commission relative to the Mayflower application and subsequently submitted a public disclosure statement to the... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
CHRIS KELLY: Cashing inlocated his office in a Blakely building he co-owned and paid himself more than
CHRIS KELLY: Cashing in
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
located his office in a Blakely building he co-owned and paid himself more than $200,000 in rent with taxpayer money. The State Ethics Commission fined Mr. Mellow $21,000, but the rent scheme was somehow legal. In 2012, he pleaded guilty to a... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Singing along with a legislative caucus. Is it in tune with ethics law?ethics amendment that was supposed to end lobbyist/legislator wining and dining
Singing along with a legislative caucus. Is it in tune with ethics law?
Arkansas Times / Posted 1 months ago
ethics amendment that was supposed to end lobbyist/legislator wining and dining, but didn't? I did some inquiring at the state Ethics Commission. Not, mind you, about this specific event. Here's what Graham Sloan, director of the commission, had... Read more
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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 1 months ago
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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