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  1. New Robert S. Bennett Report on D.C. Council Earmark Grants et al.

    ... was made public yesterday by the Washington City Paper . Before discussing Bennett's recommendations, I should disclose that ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-02-18 16:11 - 0 comments

  2. What's At Stake in New York City?

    ... law says otherwise. A front-page article in today's paper made it clear that even Mayor Bloomberg's former aides and close allies ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-10-24 07:00 - 0 comments

  3. A Miscellany

    ... have been done." EC Independence Is More Than What's on Paper According to an article in Wednesday's Georgetown Transcrip ... the cuts were made. Independence is not only what it says on paper, but how things are done, and the attitude and recognition of all ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-05-20 08:19 - 0 comments

  4. Rules Disallowing Complaints Before Elections

    ... Ethics Commission refused to accept a complaint filed 42 days before an election by the county commission president (the time limit ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-10-01 14:43 - 0 comments

  5. Chicago Compliance and Integrity Survey

    ... importance of following the rules, but only 42% perceive the information as satisfactory. In the local government average, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-01-04 11:04 - 0 comments

  6. Basing Ethics Decisions on Unenforceable Code Provisions Undermines Trust in the Ethics Process

    ... News Transcript , the Marlboro, NJ ethics board split 4-2 in its finding of probable cause based on three paragraphs in the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-10-15 06:24 - 0 comments

  7. Dissatisfaction with Government - The New Gallup Poll

    ... number was 59%. As recently as early 2007, the number was 42%. This is a bigger drop than the stockmarket. Perhaps our nation belongs in ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-09-23 07:48 - 0 comments

  8. Sometimes Recusal Is Not Enough (and a City Attorney Goes Where Lawyers Should Not Tread)

    ... Record-Chronicle , the Denton (pop. 106,000) council voted 4-2, with the mayor recusing himself, to give the city's tax collection ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-11-05 11:14 - 0 comments

  9. Ordinary Local Government Ethics News Ignored

    ... of cost and possible conflicts). Because this firm of 42 attorneys has been active in representing clients in municipal government, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-12-01 13:41 - 0 comments

  10. Vernon, the Dragons, and the Knights

    ... city of a hundred souls. After all, Vernon, which has spent $42 million on outside attorneys over the last five years (that's $84,000 per ... final report is due a year from now. Van de Kamp will be working with others, including the state's leading government ethics star, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-13 17:49 - 0 comments

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