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Arkansas lawmakers focus on ethics, tax cuts in 2019 session

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas legislative leaders want to clean up the Capitol’s image in the wake of an ongoing corruption scandal and Gov. Asa Hutchinson is pushing for another cut in the state’s income taxes as lawmakers gather [...]

House Ethics Committee expands probe of Arizona congressman

PHOENIX (AP) – The House Ethics Committee is expanding its investigation into potential violations by Arizona Congressman David Schweikert. The committee established a probe in June to determine whether Schweikert and/or his former chief [...]

Panel: No ethics violation by Rep. Esty in harassment case

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Committee on Ethics says a Democratic representative accused of tolerating sexual harassment in her office could have better protected her staff but didn’t break congressional rules. Rep. Elizabeth Esty of [...]

Sen. Boulton questions truthfulness of ethics complaint

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa lawmaker is challenging the accusations of a woman who filed an ethics complaint alleging he touched her inappropriately in 2015. Sen. Nate Boulton filed a response Monday to the Iowa Senate Committee on [...]

Newsom’s California business holdings could pose ethics bind

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gavin Newsom is the favorite in California’s governor’s race, and if he’s elected his extensive business holdings could present an ethics problem. His company, PlumpJack Group, owns wineries, bars, restaurants, [...]

New Mexico voters to decide on need for ethics commission

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – It will be up to New Mexico voters to approve a constitutional amendment that would allow for the creation of an independent ethics commission. The proposal is on the ballot this year, after many years of debate [...]

Ethics watchdog gives New Mexico low marks

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A watchdog group on ethics in government is giving the state of New Mexico low marks for safeguards designed to discourage corruption. The Washington, D.C.-based Coalition for Integrity on Thursday ranked New Mexico [...]

California GOP attorney general nominee faces ethics panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Republicans’ nominee for California state attorney general is facing an ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Former judge Steven Bailey is accused of using his office to further his [...]

Pruitt ethics probes linger even after resignation

Before he resigned, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hired outside counsel and started a legal defense fund. | AP Photo Scott Pruitt may be out of the EPA, but that doesn’t [...]
Ethics chief knocks Trump over Stormy Daniels payment
President Donald Trump’s most recent disclosure form showed the president reimbursed Michael Cohen in 2017 for his $ 130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, who claims [...]