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All Aboard The Ethics Train

It looks like both the Dems and Repubs are standing on the platform waiting to jump on the “Ethics Train.”

After a series of public corruption and criminal cases involving legislators and state officials were reported by the news media, it seems like legislators of both parties can’t get aboard quick enough.

Leadership of both parties in the legislature were voicing support Tuesday to “look at” and even “support” legislation to regulate conflicts of interest, a cooling off period for former officials to become lobbyists, and establishing an ethics commission.

The GUARDIAN would like to have a seat in the locomotive of this train and will gladly volunteer to serve on any citizens oversight panel that is established.

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  1. Rod in SE Boise
    Jan 17, 2012, 4:25 pm

    They need to prohibit former legislators from becoming lobbyists.

  2. Without sanctioning power what use is this new layer of government bureaucracy? I like the finding of facts part of this but they also need to be the body for sanctions.

    In the military the have the UCMJ as well as non-judicial punishment and quite frankly I like it a lot better than most justice systems. They could use this as a model as far as I am concerned.

  3. The chances of a non-politician (current or former) being on the commission are zero.

  4. It’s the same reasoning politicians use to promote industry to police itself.

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