Cumberland Legislator Omitted Paid Job On Ethics Form

A newspaper claims a legislator failed to show on an ethics statement that she is associated with a nonprofit group that gets state funds and is executive director of another.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that Representative Mary McAllister is on the board of one group and is a paid employee of another group that provides services for people who get substance abuse treatment.

McAllister told the Observer that she would correct her disclosure form.

She is paid 115-thousand dollars a year for the executive director's job.

New ethics laws restrict General Assembly members on legislative actions they can perform for a nonprofit when they or their family members serve on the group's board.


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