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Ban fundraisers during session


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 10, 2013

~~<p>The public has only limited means to constrain state lawmakers in the conduct of their business. Legislators are not even covered by most of the conflicts-of-interest provisions of the state ethics code, for example. And this session, efforts to pass a law reducing the potential for political corruption are going nowhere.</p>
<p>Perhaps the only recourse is to prod legislators to make what good-government improvements are still possible, and shame them about their inaction where it's not.</p>
~~

The public has only limited means to constrain state lawmakers in the conduct of their business. Legislators are not even covered by most of the conflicts-of-interest provisions of the state ethics code, for example. And this session, efforts to pass a law reducing the potential for political corruption are going nowhere.

Perhaps the only recourse is to prod legislators to make what good-government improvements are still possible, and shame them about their inaction where it's not. Login for more...



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