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  1. TEXAS

    ... States are located in Texas. Synopsis of State Ethics Program: The Texas Ethics Commission 's website lists laws and regulations specifically ...

    donmc - 2009-01-01 23:22 - 0 comments


    Synopsis of State Ethics Program: All State officers and employees are subject to the Ethics in Public Service Act , which was enacted in 1994. The act established the Executive Ethics Board to handle ethics complaints from a state agencies, ...

    donmc - 2005-09-23 07:00 - 0 comments

  3. Second Edition of Free Resource Book on Local Government Ethics

    Local Government Ethics Programs 2.0: A Resource for Ethics Commission Members, Local Officials, Attorneys, Journalists, and Students, And a Manual for Ethics Reform by Robert Wechsler , Director of Research at City Ethics ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2016-11-27 13:48 - 3 comments

  4. Ethics Watchdogs, Motives, and Georgia's Ethics Program Problem

    ... a handle on him. In other words, laziness. He has been an ethics and non-ethics watchdog in Georgia for many years, filing numerous ethics and other ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 3 comments

  5. Ethics Commissions

    ... is the place to discuss the establishment and the role of an Ethics Commission. The most important issue here is an Ethics Commission's independence: how important it is and how best a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-06-09 06:02 - 5 comments


    ... California law mandates that state officials complete an ethics training course every two years. The FPPC and the Attorney General's Office developed an online Ethics Orientation for State Officials to help them meet the requirement. In ...

    donmc - 2008-12-02 09:07 - 0 comments

  7. Louisiana Ethics Reforms

    ... Reform Package Contact Your Legislator to Support LA Ethics 1 Read our White Paper for more information ... access to public records . Make governmental ethics training mandatory for elected officials, top public-sector employees, ...

    donmc - 2007-04-28 14:07 - 0 comments

  8. Florida

    ... constitution was revised in 1968 to require that a code of ethics for all state employees and non-judicial officers prohibiting conflict ... and private interests be prescribed by law. The "Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees" adopted by the Legislature is found ...

    donmc - 2012-01-23 10:28 - 1 comment

  9. Tennessee's Model Ethics Codes Fail to Create Local Ethics Programs

    ... been six years since I last wrote about local government ethics in Tennessee. In a January 2007 comment to the forum on recusal , I ... Tennessee Municipal League) had prepared a model municipal ethics code that allowed, but did not require, officials with a conflict to ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  10. Houston Ethics Reform I: The Ethics Commission and What People Are Saying

    ... the Houston council passed a number of amendments to its ethics ordinance. They were billed as a big step forwards, but I do not agree. ... have been saying about the reforms and how the role of the ethics commission has changed. In the next post I will take a critical look at ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments