February 22, 2012 •
Former Illinois Governor Rod Bagojevich will serve out his sentence in a prison near Denver, Colorado. Ethics reform in Missouri is up in the air, and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation that “could require public officials convicted of corruption-related crimes to give back to the state their salaries and forfeit their accrued state pension benefits.”
“Blagojevich to serve sentence at Denver-area prison” by Natasha Korecki in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Missouri: “Mo. lawmaker says waiting for elections could mean better ethics bill” by The Associated Press in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Missouri: “Ethics reform in Missouri appears to be a nonstarter in election year” by Jason Hancock in the Kansas City Star.
New Mexico: “Governor signs bill intended to crack down on corruption within government” by The Associated Press in The Republic.
South Carolina: “House panel OKs bill setting cost limits on FOIAs” by The Associated Press in the Greenville News.
November 22, 2011 •
Three years after Blagojevich’s former fundraiser was convicted.
Tony Rezko, the fundraiser for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, will be sentenced today in federal court.
The Chicago Tribune covers the news in “Top Blagojevich adviser Rezko to be sentenced today” by Annie Sweeney.
The Washington Post posted “Ex-Blagojevich fundraiser Rezko to be sentenced, after 2008 trial exposed pay-to-play culture” by the Associated Press.
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