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Ethics Reform

Ethics and Reform in New York and America

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.27.2015 | New York
Richard Brodsky

In the past ten years there's been a continuing outbreak of awful behavior. Dozens of pols have been indicted or convicted or given the heave-ho for ethical failures.

John Celock

Afghanistan Vet Beats Back Voter ID Advocate | John Celock | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

A last-minute infusion of $525,000 from a Washington, D.C., Republican group did not propel a Republican voter identification advocate into the Missou...

John Celock

Misconduct 'Poster Child' Promote Ethics Reform | John Celock | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who went to prison after pleading guilty to a series of corruption crimes, stressed the need for ethics in gove...

Lieberman Parties With Lobbyists Hours Before Passing Watered-Down Ethics Reform

Lee Fang | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Lee Fang

Strong improvements to the bill, from both Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), were blocked. The weakened STOCK Act, which President Obama says he will sign, does little to address any real corruption in Congress.

D.C. Politics Is Broken

Adam Clampitt | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

In local District of Columbia politics, an essentially one-party system with few checks and balances and no ethics guidelines have yielded a city government that is rotten at its core.

Kwame Brown Defends His Transparency As D.C. Council Tangles On Reform

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Just as District of Columbia Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-At-Large) prepares to unveil emergency ethics-reform legislation at a Monda...

Greed Rules

Henry J. Stern | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

We turn today to one of New York State's oldest oxymorons: Albany ethics. Governor Cuomo has sent an ethics package to the Senate and the Assembly, and is speaking up for it on a statewide tour.

Quigley, Kirk Team Up To Sponsor Ethics Legislation

Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Two Illinois legislators from opposite sides of the aisle are teaming up to introduce a pair of bills in Congress, aimed at shoring up what they see a...

City Council Approves Inspector General; Reformers Say Measure Doesn't Go Nearly Far Enough

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago aldermen agreed today to hire an independent inspector general to investigate the City Council, although the job is saddled with restrictions ...

Breaking News: Congress Passes $8 Trillion Ethics Reform Bill

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Lichtman

Wednesday, the House passed the Senate version of the most sweeping ethics reform package ever put forth by a governmental body with an incredible unanimous vote.

Time to Toughen Ethics Rules for the Pinnacol Board

Luis Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

Aren't Pinnacol's actions exactly the kind of gift voters banned when they passed Amendment 41 in 2006? The answer is no.

We Can't Blow This

Steve Hildebrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Hildebrand

Let's keep our commitments by cleaning up the mess, passing sweeping ethics and political reforms and getting things done. We still have time to develop the better narrative before the November elections. But will we?

New York State Ethics Bill Revealed

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's Assembly and Senate agree on reforming state ethics laws, but their package lacks the independent oversight of lawmakers' behavior that Gov...

Lobbyists Will Likely De-Register To Overcome New White House Restriction

HuffingtonPost | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After the White House's announcement that federal agencies should avoid appointing lobbyists to federal advisory boards, more lobbyists are expected t...

Ethics in Politics

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

Campaign Contribution Caps May See Legal Challenges

Chicago Public Radio | Sam Hudzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This spring, lawmakers took a stab at the issue of ethics in government, and passed a campaign finance bill. But some advocates and experts call the p...

John McCain's Ethical Double Standards

Time | MICHAEL SCHERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. senate is a lousy launching pad for sainthood, a place of compromise and backslaps, of hidden doors that lead to gilded rooms where the real ...

House Votes For Independent Ethics Office

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House voted Tuesday to create an outside ethics office with the authority to investigate perceived ethical misconduct by its members. The 229-182...

Former Legislators Turn To Lobbying In Droves

Politico | Jeanne Cummings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers returning to the Capitol are being welcomed back by some familiar faces: former members whose one-year ban on lobbying their old colleagues ...