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While the state of Idaho does not have a state ethics commission, the Attorney General''s Office provides external oversight on ethical issues, in addition to Idaho''s ethics law. The Attorney General has drafted a manual entitled 'Idaho Ethics in Government Manual,'' which includes the Ethics in Government Act.

Contact Information:
Office of Attorney General
700 W. Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Telephone: (208) 334-2400
Fax: (208) 334-2530

COGEL Members:
Ben Ysursa
Secretary of State
Idaho Secretary of State
Boise, ID 83720
Telephone: (208) 334-2852
Email: [email protected]

Largest City:

The City of Boise Ethics Commission issues advisory opinions, hears inquiries, and publishes findings and recommendations regarding alleged violations of the city's ethics policy by city employees and elected officials. The commission also works in consultation with the offices of the City Attorney and Human Resources. The City of Boise Ethics Handbook outlines the city''s code of ethics.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Largest County:

Idaho County
Although the Idaho County does not have an ethics commission, more information about the county''s government can be obtained from the county''s website (

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