Did you serve on the 13-member Task Force On Public Integrity that made recommendations towards the important law, An Act to Improve the Laws Relating to Ethics and Lobbying? I’m trying to find someone with specific knowledge of the text concerning the Open Meeting Law — I think that an error may have been made […]
I just completed this training which is now required for all state and municipal employees. The scenarios are reasonable and even sometimes interesting, but they are also confusing because a lot (over 2/3?) of the training is for state employees and does not seem to apply in the same way for municipal employees — or […]
The Ethics reform bill that we passed earlier this year imposes a number of new disclosure and procedural requirements.
The House voted unanimously in support of far-reaching ethics reform today. The bill included not only core ethics reforms (enhanced penalties for all forms of inappropriate gifts and self-dealing), but also enhanced regulation of lobbying and campaign political finance.
House and Senate conferees released the text of the final ethics bill that they have agreed on. The initial read from informed observers is that it is a very strong bill that more or less takes the strongest ideas from the House bill, the Senate bill and the recommendations of the Governor’s task force.
As a constituent, I appreciate the opportunity to comment here on the pending “ethics” legislation.