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  1. How Not to Educate the Public About Government Ethics

    ... More election-related news. Here are two arguments against an amendment to the Utah constitution that, if approved by voters on November 2, would establish a partially independent legislative ethics commission. The arguments ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-10-27 10:16 - 0 comments

  2. Lack of a (moral?) compass?

    ... there is a failure on the part of the educational system to establish the differences between ethics, morals and justice. We expect the ...

    richardnorton - 2007-03-13 10:05 - 0 comments

  3. EC vs. IG: A Battle It's Better Not to Have

    Once again, the failure to work out in advance the relationship between an ethics commission and an inspector general's office has led to the locking ... I've recommended that ethics commissions try to establish relationships with inspectors general and other law ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-08-06 14:21 - 0 comments

  4. Nonviolence and Government Ethics II – Teamwork and Leading By Example

    ... , is not just a way of standing up to dictators, as in Egypt, or trying to change discriminatory laws, as in the ... acts that can be done every day. Gandhi's goal was to establish an inclusive community with shared values. Armies also know how to create inclusive communities with shared values. But those values are ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-03-15 08:03 - 0 comments

  5. A New Sort of Regional EC in Utah

    ... even passed a local ethics commission act. And in response to that act, some Utah municipalities have set up ethics commissions or hearing ... a city attorney's client? Another consideration is, How fair will a community see an ethics program when its city attorney is not ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-11-11 13:00 - 0 comments

  6. How Should Ethics Reform Be Done?

    ... what sort of values are most important to them and how they feel ethical conduct should be enforced? The editor's commentary ... who are subject to it is as important as the substantive content of the ordinance. The more people are involved, the more it enters ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-03-06 10:23 - 0 comments

  7. The Enforcement of Ethics Laws Against Local Government Legislators

    ... at the reasons behind the Speech or Debate Clause, and see how they apply to ethics enforcement. Helstoski and Brewster involve the content and motive of the legislative act, and would require the presentation ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-08-29 10:20 - 2 comments

  8. NJ's Ineffective Local Government Ethics Program Is Up for Renewal

    ... 1991-2004 (attached; see below). This gives a sad picture of how the LFB's visibility and how much respect it has (or at least had) from ... them. All aspects of information, counseling and website content should parallel that of the State Ethics Commission." This ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-12-18 07:18 - 0 comments

  9. Don McClintock

    ... - a non-profit established with the goal of making it easier to establish effective ethics programs in Cities and Counties Internationally. ...

    DonMc - 2018-01-31 19:02

  10. A Stamford Ethics Controversy Involving Time Limits, Enforcement of Policy Declarations, and More

    ... be extended, and then only for another 60 days. Considering how many impediments there can be to an investigation, including problems obtaining information, problems getting ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-10-08 08:46 - 0 comments

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