front-page article in today's New York Times looks on a
conflict situation that is usually ignored: the unpaid adviser
who effectively sells her inside, often confidential information to
her clients. She is not technically a lobbyist, because her
communications with officials are not intended to push for her
clients' goals (although it is impossible to...
Last week, I wrote blog posts about how Chicago's ethics program
independence and more transparency than the Ethics Reform Task Force recommended. I
couldn't have imagined better evidence to...
Although the Chicago Ethics Reform Task Force, in
its first report, came out strongly in favor of more
transparency in government, in its second report it came out strongly in favor of what it calls
The principal topic of the second report of the Chicago Ethics Reform Task Force is the
relationship between the Board of Ethics and the city's dual
inspectors general, one for the executive branch (the IG) and a new
one for the legislative branch (the LIG). Currently, there are
communication and jurisdictional problems...