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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. Speaking of Ethics

    ... Nearly every article about a lecture he gave on Friday at Harvard's Safra Foundation Center for Ethics focused on whether he of all ... what can be done to improve government ethics. But the press has focused on what Spitzer's madam has to say in her blog and in a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-11-17 06:33 - 0 comments

  8. Misrepresenting Ethics Law in a Highly Visible Case

    ... for any person. And here's what, according to a press release from the Governor's office , the report -- which concluded ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-06-05 18:11 - 6 comments

  9. The Fort Worth Council, Mayor, and City Attorney Deal Irresponsibly With a Conflict Situation

    ... article , from June). According to a city government press release dated March 22 , the ten-member AQSC was formed this year "to ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-08-27 10:47 - 0 comments

  10. Another Attempt to Amend the Speech or Debate Clause in R.I.

    ... a Providence Journal article today as saying in a press release , “When voters approved the constitutional amendment ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-17 13:52 - 0 comments

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