AL: ETHICS BILLS PASS. AL. “A pair of ethics bills – one that would require lawmakers to file with the state Ethics Commission if they receive a consulting contract that is beyond the scope of their day job and another that raises the threshold of a minor ethics violation – sailed through the House Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee on Tuesday.”
AR: DECIDING ON APPEAL. AT. “City Attorney Tom Carpenter distributed a memo to the Little Rock City Board Tuesday night outlining options for the decision against the city by Judge Tim Fox in its effort to shut down exploratory committee fund-raising for city offices.”
CA: RECORD FOR AGENCIES. KTLA. “California’s campaign watchdog agency last year approved a record 340 settlements of cases involving violations of ethics and political finance rules, according to its annual report issued Monday.”
NM: SETTLEMENT IN SUIT. SFNM. “New Mexico’s top election official and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce are moving to settle a lawsuit over more than $900,000 in donations that Pearce wants to use in his campaign for governor.”
NY: CUOMO AND ETHICS. ND. “It’s hard to pitch yourself as an ethics reformer when you keep narrowing the definition of who’s covered by your ethics reforms.”
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