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  1. Jax Ethics Code

    ... records. 27 602.1208        Government in sunshine. 28 602.1209        ... State filings.   Any person who properly and timely files and report or disclosure under State law that is substantially similar ...

    DonMc - 2006-05-14 17:27 - 0 comments

  2. Second Edition of Free Resource Book on Local Government Ethics

    Local Government Ethics Programs 2.0: A Resource for Ethics Commission Members, Local ... The second edition of this comprehensive book about local government ethics programs. And it's free! This book is intended ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2016-11-27 13:48 - 3 comments

  3. The Politicization of Montana's Political Practices Commissioner

    ... But it does not appear that she truly understands government ethics. It is not enough to be your own human being with your own ... soon after the commissioner was named: [A]nyone who files a complaint who does not come from Hensley’s political side of the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-05-10 08:25 - 0 comments

  4. A Miscellany

    It's amazing how much local government ethics activity there is in this July. Here is a miscellany of issues that have ... in Democratic Action is giving the council 90 days before it files a suit. The ethics program is likely to be lacking in disclosure. ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-07-17 16:19 - 0 comments

  5. Penalties

    ... penalties. For example, please share your experiences with ethics commissions that have the power to suspend or remove employees, as well ... environment and sends a clear message to people in the city government and to those who work with it. Please also share your ... determination (see 216). If the Ethics Commission files a determination in the matter after the 109 suit has been filed, the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-17 09:39 - 1 comment

  6. A Solution to the Problems of Local Government Attorney Ethics Advice

    There is nothing more important in local government ethics than timely, independent, professional ethics advice. And there is no ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-07-10 09:25 - 0 comments

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

    ... more important problem is how the public perceives what its government is doing. When the public sees town committees giving grants to ... conclude that the chair might favor her cousin. The chair files a written disclosure with her appointing authority explaining her ...

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

  8. How Views on Government Can Affect Views on Local Government Ethics

    ... A Necessary Evil : A History of American Distrust of Government (1999) made me think about how anti- and pro-government feelings jive with views on government ethics. People who believe that government is a good way to deal ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-10-02 08:09 - 1 comment

  9. New Government Ethics Organization Mischaracterizes the State of Government Ethics, and Acts Politically

    ... was drawn to a new organization called Foundation for Ethics in Public Service, Inc., which operates as the website ... that they are weak and ineffective, and concluded that "government will never do an effective job of policing itself." He further concluded that "there is an ethics void throughout government, and only independent oversight and action by non-partisan media and ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-03-24 18:41 - 0 comments

  10. Bridging the Gulf Between Administrative and Government Ethics

    ... I have done a poor job in this blog covering administrative ethics, that is, the field of study involving the professional conduct ... on administrative ethics have done a poor job of covering government ethics, that is, the field of study involving conflicts of interest. ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-02-27 14:49 - 0 comments