15 January 2010

Legislature 2010: Ethics

The Associated Press reports on the first item to advance from committee this session: an Ethics Commission-recommended measure that would expand the financial disclosures required of public servants to include their spouses as well as "would require more details about financial holdings and outside employment."

The article notes a GOP-sponsored amendment that added a "one-year ban on officials lobbying after leaving office." Former longtime Manchin Chief of Staff Larry Puccio has told AP and others that he recently agreed to lobby for several clients, including Charles Town Races & Slots, on the heels of leaving the administration.

The Gazette and MetroNews also have coverage of the bill.

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