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  1. A Course in Running for Local Office

    ... people run for office by providing an inexpensive 12-hour course in how to run for public office. The course was made possible by a grant from the New York Community Trust. Such ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-16 08:22 - 0 comments

  2. Congress Teaches Civics Course in Ethics Self-Regulation

    ... In effect, each of them is teaching an ongoing civics course. For many years, Congress have been giving us a course on how self-regulation in the ethics sphere simply doesn't work. ... Did Congress contract with Soupy Sales to teach its civics course? The investigation of Rep. Charles Rangel, whom I first wrote about ...

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

  3. A Court Decision That Focuses on the Reasons Behind Conflict of Interest Rules

    ... Two months ago, I pointed out Patricia Salkin's new summary of 2009 reported cases dealing with ethical aspects of local ...

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

  4. New Chicago Mayor Emanuel's Ethics-Related Executive Orders

    ... six executive orders dealing with ethics. According to a summary on Emanuel's Chicago 2011 website , three of them are new and three of ...

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

  5. The Use of County Party Committees to Launder Campaign Contributions - An Interactive California Report

    ... Star , one focused on Ventura County , the other a summary of what California Watch found throughout the state. According to ...

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

  6. Second Round of Chicago Ethics Reforms I - Good Ideas

    ... by Chicago's mayor Rahm Emanuel ( click here to read a summary of the mayor's recommendations). The focus of this second round is on ...

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

  7. The Educational Opportunities of a Local Ethics Case in Massachusetts

    ... an improved training program and a plain-language summary of the applicable ethics laws. But nothing is as good as in-person ... to "official or employee." Even the new online ethics course refers to the government as the "employer." This sort of shorthand is ...

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

  8. Kansas City (MO) Takes a Big Step Toward Ethics Reform

    ... by and responsible to no one but the commission. A summary of the changes proposed by the draft code , which was written by the ... might be occasions where the commission feels it is the best course. Despite these criticisms, this is a better-than-average draft ...

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

  9. Subcontractors and Indirect Benefits

    ... board was an owner of a subcontractor on a police crime lab construction project, getting 40% of the revenues, the county counselor and ... “To be honest, we shouldn’t have gotten the crime lab job.” The partners split, and the work on the crime lab came to at least ...

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

  10. Other ethics related resources on the web

    ... cultures. Ethics Centers and Institutes Harvard University - The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics The ...

    donmc - 2018-02-02 12:02