Progress Made On Ethics Reform Bill

Legislative leaders made progress this week on moving ethics and government reform bills through the General Assembly. Their biggest work will come as the current session winds down.

The House gave tentative approval late Thursday to a wide-ranging measure that would limit state contractors in donating to the political campaign of someone seeking a Council of State office. It also requires board and commission members to disclose their detailed fundraising activities for the officials appointing them.

A Senate judiciary committee also recommended its own reform bill Thursday that leaves out some House provisions and studies another.

The two sides likely will negotiate a compromise since legislative leaders and Gov. Beverly Perdue say it's critical to get a package passed before the General Assembly adjourns.

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  • by beachbum3 on Jul 2, 2010 at 07:51 AM
    ethics reform in this state an within the indivsual agency of state government is a total joke an will neve evr actually happen for it is not just ethics reform that is need but is intergerity reforms that are truely needed within state government fro the governors office down tru the ranks of exective an upper managment within every state agency in state government
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Jul 2, 2010 at 06:35 AM
    They might be able to do something good - but only if any of them know what ethics means - which would seem to be a stretch. Wave the flag and make the ever gullible public think they are doing something really good. Here we go again. Fix yesterday's problem.
  • by Earl Location: Pitt County on Jul 2, 2010 at 06:16 AM
    Apparently Governor Dimples wants more rules she can ignore. She has no problem breaking the current rules and has cronies in the Attorney General's Office and election board that fail to hold her accountable.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 at 04:08 AM
    Ethics and politicians???? Is that another joke on the people trying to get us to believe something unbelivable? Will never happen no matter how may rules, bills or what ever they pass. If they had ethics coming in most all of them lost them in at the door.
  • by hot Location: potato on Jul 2, 2010 at 03:03 AM
    The words Mafia and Politican decribe criminal gangs in America! Only with deception can Politicans survive and this ethics reform bill has been created for that purpose to deceive! America has cancer and its terminal!

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