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  1. Not One Little Job, But the Whole Works

    ... ... My son’s role in overseeing safety on construction sites is completely unrelated to the development and permitting processes ... help. Robert Wechsler Director of Research, City Ethics 203-230-2548 Robert Wechsler's blog Story ...

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

  2. Local Government Ethics Programs in a Nutshell

    A 27-page Introduction to Local Government Ethics! Government ethics is one of the most misunderstood ... judiciary have formal judicial disciplinary processes. One files a formal complaint with a judicial commission. That's the only advice I ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2015-04-20 12:05 - 3 comments

  3. Stamford Official's Attempt to Prevent Government Employees from Filing Ethics Complaints Is Nipped in the Bud

    ... his own financial gain.'" According to this argument, a government employee who files an ethics complaint has a conflict of interest, because he is presumably ...

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

  4. The Benefits of Hyperlinking Ethics Codes, and the Dependency of Children

    ... to county citizens that things weren’t fair and neutral in government, that the deck was stacked in favor of officials’ family members. ... boring hours of hyperlinking? Okay, so how many of the sites of the 17 state ethics commissions whose laws cover municipal officials ...

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

  5. Retired Citizens of Florida Speak out on Ethics

    ... have to sit on their hands and do nothing unless a citizen files a complaint. Also, the resolution calls for the creation of independent ... in the spring of 2013. RESOLUTION ON ETHICS IN FLORIDA GOVERNMENT Florida Alliance for Retired Americans Public corruption is ...

    cmiller - 2012-06-20 07:14 - 0 comments

  6. Yet Another Problem with the Criminal Enforcement of Government Ethics

    ... one of the problems involved in the criminal enforcement of government ethics : The Executive Order under which the Commission operated ... U.S. Attorney Bharara is in possession of the Commission's files, he is unlikely to pursue non-criminal investigations, which comprised ...

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


    ... the ethics code, considering complaints, and maintaining files of disclosure statements. The Committee does not have jurisdiction over ... Largest Borough (County) Anchorage Borough ...

    donmc - 2013-09-17 23:00 - 0 comments

  8. Full Text of Model Ethics Code

    ... determination (see 216 ). If the Ethics Commission files a determination in the matter after the 109 suit has been filed, the ... some states (and at least one city) make settlement the default or preferred approach. Arkansas’ code requires a written Offer of ...

    donmc - 2015-08-18 14:41 - 0 comments

  9. Very Problematic Fort Worth Ethics Reform Proposals

    ... Fort Worth Weekly , Peter Gorman looked at the state of government ethics in Fort Worth and, most important, some proposed changes to ... get a zoning permit. The city attorney says he can. Someone files a complaint, and the official has the defense that he followed the city ...

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

  10. Nevada Senator Given Legislative Immunity from Ethics Commission Jurisdiction

    ... a prelimary injunction (it's broken into two searchable PDF files, 1 and 2 ), the senator's petition for judicial review , and ... with one decision after the other, this might also get the government ethics community worked up enough to go to work solving this ...

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