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Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion confirming the Ethics Commission is constitutionally authorized to create a rule expanding the definitions for “lobby” and “lobbyist” for purposes of the new gift rules. The opinion was issued in response to a […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Two Cincinnati Councilmembers, Greg Landsman and Betsy Sundermann held separate news conferences in front of City Hall today. The two councilmembers announced a series of proposed reforms to restore the public’s trust in government after two members were charged with […]

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North Dakota State Capitol - By Bobak Ha'Eri

The North Dakota Ethics Commission announced it will hold a public hearing to address proposed rules. The hearing will take place at 9:00 a.m. on September 15. The proposed rules implement Article XIV of the North Dakota Constitution relating to […]

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New Mexico Capitol Building - Ken Lund

New Mexico’s new Ethics Commission opened its doors January 2 to complaints regarding campaign finance, government contracting, gifts from lobbyists, and more. Voters approved the creation of the Ethics Commission in a November 2018 referendum. The new Ethics Commission has […]

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On January 2, Rochelle Ford became the acting director of the District of Columbia’s Board of Ethics and Government Accountability. Ford was the Board’s Senior Attorney Advisor and had served as Interim General Counsel. Ford replaces Brent Wolfingbarger, who resigned […]

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

The reconstituted State Ethics Commission has named Kathleen Edwards the interim director. Edwards, who has been a commission attorney, will take the lead role until a permanent director is chosen. The commission was merged with the State Board of Elections […]

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum by Senior Master Sgt. David H Lipp

Top North Dakota officials are working towards forming a new panel to oversee ethical standards in state government as a result of last year’s passage of Measure 1. Gov. Doug Burgum’s office is accepting applications for the new ethics commission […]

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The Maine Ethics Commission will be rolling out a new campaign finance reporting system for candidates, party committees, political action committees, and ballot question committees. The lobbyist reporting system will remain the same. However, for those individuals who use the […]

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On Tuesday, Phoenix City Council voted unanimously to move forward with creating a bipartisan ethics commission. The commission would screen allegations and recommend penalties for city officials who violate the city’s gift policies and other related rules. Under a plan laid out by […]

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Minutes after legislators finished work on a hurricane relief package in a two-day special session set by Gov. Pat McCrory, Republicans called a second special session Wednesday in an attempt to pass legislation to limit newly elected Democrats. Most of […]

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Wisconsin state ethics commissioner Robert Kinney announced his resignation Monday. Kinney cited his disappointment in the agency as his reason for stepping down. He claims the relatively new Ethics Commission operates too secretly and does not adequately enforce ethics, campaign […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission recently approved a proposed rule amendment regarding due dates for lobbyist registration and reporting. The intent is to make registration and reporting more convenient by providing more time between the end of the registration or reporting […]

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National: Election Maps Are Telling You Big Lies About Small Things Washington Post – Lazaro Gamio | Published: 11/1/2016 November 8 is the Super Bowl for election maps, when red-and-blue geographical representations of the U.S. fill the front pages of news […]

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