What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

All bets are off as plan to stop campaign cash corruption goes public

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Ethics, Nebraska, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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When it comes to cracking down on campaign cash schemes Nebraska’s experts on election ethics agree on at least one thing: A move to stop the type of trickery which allowed former State Sen. Brenda Council to misuse—gamble—$63,000 in campaign contributions can’t come soon enough.

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So far, no green hangover in Oregon

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Ethics, Lobbying, National, News, Oregon, State Government  /  No Comments

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Despite an investigation into the former governor of Oregon and his fiancée and their involvement with green energy groups, key environmental legislation is still on track.

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Oregon governor’s controversy puts green groups on the spot

By   /  February 10, 2015  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, Ethics, News, Oregon, Politics, State Government  /  No Comments

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A growing controversy involving the governor of Oregon and his fiancée has also put the spotlight on green groups that hired Cylvia Hayes for renewable energy work.

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Former state treasurer’s guilty plea puts his public pension at risk

By   /  February 6, 2015  /  Ethics, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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First, Rob McCord lost his bid to be Pennsylvania’s newest governor when he finished third in the Democratic primary and watched as nominee Tom Wolf unseated Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett.

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Gov. Christie chooses his own ethics in New Jersey

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  Ethics, National, New Jersey, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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Do state ethics restrict Gov. Chris Christie? Fuhgeddaboudit! In New Jersey, the governor can choose the ethical standards he wants to follow — and he can change them whenever he wishes.

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Wolf bans gifts for executive branch first day as PA governor

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Ethics, Legislature, Lobbying, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

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Not long after taking the oath of office, Gov. Tom Wolf made good on promises to instill two good-government protections.

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