Gov. Perdue To Sign Ethics Bill Monday

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is signing into law a measure that aims to improve public trust in state government.

The legislation Perdue is scheduled to sign Monday is the latest response to a series of corruption and campaign finance investigations over the past decade that have rocked the Democrats who control state government.

The legislation toughens penalties for illegal campaign donations above $10,000 and expands personnel information that must be released to the public about state employees.

It does not contain a requirement that state vendors be limited in donating to the political campaign of someone seeking a high state office that has the authority to award contracts.

An earlier spate of scandals produced dramatic ethics and lobbying changes in 2006.

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  • by Justice on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    If you want to sign a bill which will really change things, make it mandatory every elected person must take a lie detector test every six months done by an independent party and open to the public. If they fail, hold an election for that office asap.
  • by Ted Location: Grimesland on Aug 2, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    Any other state employees have to go through "Gift Ban" training? lol what a joke. I've decided if someone wants to give me a house like they did Easley I'm going to take it and let the state discipline me as they see fit lol.
  • by J.D. Location: Eastern N.C. on Aug 2, 2010 at 10:43 AM
    Why did she or for that matter anyone need a bill introduced or enacted to tell the truth. Just like more gun laws want stop a crook from getting a gun. You have to have the truth inside of you all along . More pork from the govness.
  • by lm Location: nc on Aug 2, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    An ethics bill to promote trust in the government?? This is so funny..When our state and Washington are run by morons who think they can do whatever they want and not the WILL of the PEOPLE, how can people trust them? All incumbents need to be voted out in November!!
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Aug 2, 2010 at 10:17 AM
    The only ethics bill she needs to sign is her resignation...
  • by Back Location: Gvlle on Aug 2, 2010 at 09:41 AM
    you're pretty much right on Bill. The new term the dems are usig now is 'the bush recession'.
  • by Earl Location: Pitt County on Aug 2, 2010 at 09:30 AM
    It's Bush's fault. Hey, that seems to be the party line just before someone lies in Washington, so Bev may want to use it here.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2010 at 09:13 AM
    Amen Karma!
  • by Nana Location: Southern Pitt on Aug 2, 2010 at 08:47 AM
    What good does it do for her to "sign the bill" if she and her cohorts don't follow through with it? Sounds like a lot of smoke and mirrors to me.
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on Aug 2, 2010 at 08:28 AM
    This is sooooooooooooo funny coming from her. Did Charlie Rangel help her write it? If you only watch State Controlled Media (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC) then you probably won't know what's going on with Mr. Rangel because they probably only covered his ethics situation for 2 hours on the day it surfaced in the news.
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