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  1. Removal of Local Government Officials by the Governor - The Detroit Situation

    ... required by statute. According to the Detroit Free Press (the article contains links to other articles on the topic, as well ... live on www.freep.com ). According to the Free Press article, the mayor's general counsel argues that the hearing should ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-08-29 08:47 - 0 comments

  2. Google backs off when big money sidles by...

    ... him from Google News — essentially preventing Inner City Press from being classified on Google News as a legitimate news source and from ... here regarding the UNDP alliance. See the full text of the press release here: Excerpt from 1 November, 2007 Google Press Release : ...

    DonMc - 2008-10-19 09:32 - 0 comments

  3. Favoring Friends - The Massachusetts Approach

    ... favoritism given to friends. According to its April 30 press release , a former county retirement board member was found to have ... EC’s executive director, Karen L. Nober, is quoted in the press release as saying, “Public employees violate the public trust when they ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-05-05 08:33 - 0 comments

  4. A Miscellany

    ... According to an article in the Victorville (CA) Daily Press last week , the city of Victorville has asked the state ethics ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-04-19 08:23 - 0 comments

  5. Hostile Takeovers in the Municipal World

    ... in my earlier blog entry. I also found an Associated Press article that makes the Vernon machine look like a family cookout. (And ... a city without an involved citizenry and without a critical press, is also its weakness. If you have only 91 registered voters, it doesn't ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-25 11:47 - 0 comments

  6. Criminal vs. Ethics Enforcement of Lobbying Laws: A Case in Massachusetts

    ... fee agreement with a hospital. According to the AG's press release , the lobbying firm would be paid a percentage of funds paid to ... payments' amounts. In any event, the AG states in her press release that there was a contingency fee arrangement and ignores the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-08-22 10:23 - 0 comments

  7. An EC Member Who Sues Her City Government

    ... today by the council, according to a council press release . González seems to be another perfect choice for an ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-07-23 14:35 - 0 comments

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

    ... in several ways. According to a February 28 press release from the Massachusetts Ethics Commission , which has ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-03-22 09:35 - 0 comments

  9. Government Corruption Arrests in NJ: Abuse of Nonprofits, Conduit Contributions, and A Network of Crooked Officials

    ... in New Jersey. The story is best told, so far, in the press release of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. Among ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-12-15 06:42 - 0 comments

  10. Is It a Conflict for a Pension Fund's Investment Officer to Propose Outsourcing to His Firm?

    ... Lee Partridge, for substantially more money (see SDCERA's press release ). The catch was that the outsider could not supervise SDCERA's ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-03-29 11:39 - 0 comments

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