This was a project that was helped by Represent.US and supported by citizen groups from right to left. I worked on the drafting of the referendum language. Here is today's press release from Represent.US:
There is a
front-page article in the New York Times today about
the recent increase in lobbying and entertaining state attorneys
general (AGs), as well as in campaign contributions from businesses
who have a financial interest in decisions that these AGs make,
especially with respect to suits they file on behalf of consumers.
Does the "broken windows" theory, as first stated in a
1982 Atlantic essay by George L. Kelling and James Q.
Wilson, apply to government ethics? The theory says that, if small
things like broken windows are ignored, people will think that no
one cares and, therefore, they will break more windows and move on
to more serious misconduct. It's about setting norms and sending