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Robert Wechsler
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The Internet has been around for some time now, and yet local government officials still get away with saying things like, “If you have a better process or procedure [than having the city council enforce the ethics code], I would like to hear about it.”

According to an article yesterday on in Tulsa,...
Robert Wechsler
Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno has been indicted by a federal grand jury, but his biggest crime was not taking millions of dollars in so-called consulting fees. His biggest crime was standing in the way of any meaningful ethics reform in New York State.
Robert Wechsler
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Ethics is popular in Illinois right now, so popular that two mayoral candidates in the Village of Niles, a northwest suburb of Chicago (pop. 30,000), are putting it at the center of their campaigns. But it's not ethics as most of us like to think of it.