Statements about Ethics

Says Gov. Chris Christie has "now come up with a new agenda" for ethics reform in September 2011.  

"[The state ethics commission] took absolutely the same percent of cuts as most other state agencies. … They were somewhere in the 7 percent range – same as the governor’s office."

The ACLU didn't call for an investigation (of the Newark police department), they called for an immediate federal monitor.

Says one of Austin City Council Member Randi Shade’s biggest contributors is the lobbyist for the Formula 1 racetrack planned outside Austin.  

In Florida, it’s not illegal for an immediate family member of state officials to prosper from legislation supported by a spouse.

Says House Republicans rejected a straightforward measure that would prevent members of Congress and the president from being paid during a government shutdown.

"Under the clear letter of the law, (Justice Clarence Thomas) must recuse himself" from the case challenging the constitutionality of the health care law.

"The Constitution doesn't allow the governor to not-spend appropriations funds."

A national organization says Georgia has one of America’s toughest ethics laws.

The White House "branded" the memorial service for the Tucson shootings with a "Together We Thrive" logo and slogan.

Says Steve Spinnett has court judgments against him for trespass and harassment.

State House incumbent Jill Chambers, R-Atlanta, "personally profits from taxpayer money."

Says Will Rasmussen falsely claimed he had lived in the West Linn district for about a year.

Rick Perry is "taking money away from hurricane victims" and diverting it to "remodel the Governor's Mansion."

"Your tellers were paid kickbacks for directing elderly consumers from ... safe deposits to risky ones."

The lawyer who brought the case against NationsBank said "publicly that Alex Sink had nothing to do with the case, had nothing to do with the situation and didn't know about the problems."

Darryl Hicks had seven ethics violations and didn't pay most of the fines.

Lizbeth Benacquisto "broke election law 105 times, hiding special interest contributors."

Bruce Starr was the only senator to vote for stronger ethics laws and greater accountability.

Says Bruce Starr broke the law by letting lobbyists wine and dine him in Maui.

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