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Legislative ethics committee mulls fine collection

JUNEAU - The legislative ethics committee will discuss options for collecting unpaid fines levied against lawmakers.The committee plans to meet Wednesday morning in Juneau...
Empire Editorial: More questions than answers

...isn't taking questions. Now it's time the Legislative Ethics Committee takes a look into things. Something doesn't...receiving a pink slip in a few weeks.The Legislative Ethics Committee must look into Grundmann's pay and why she...
Legislative staffer faces reprimand over candidacy

A Legislative Ethics Committee panel has found a legislative staff member violated ethics rules when he moved too soon to challenge a sitting legislator.The...
Panel: Ex-Alaska legislator violated ethics rules

...ordered to pay nearly $18,000 related to violations of state ethics rules, including living in his office.A legislative ethics committee announced Wednesday that it had found Dick in violation of five allegations, including using state resources...
APOC approves advisory opinion on ballot measures

...requested by House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Charlie Huggins.The advisory opinion referenced a legislative ethics committee decision that found action to support or oppose an initiative was related to lawmakers' duties.But the advisory...
Lawmakers OK Facebook for gov't work

...forward and additional requests for access to the social media site by the Office of the Alaska Ombudsman, the Legislative Ethics Committee and the Division of Legislative Audit.Concerns that have been raised in the course of debating the issue...
Committee faults Ramras for cruise ties

The Legislative Ethics Committee decided Rep. Jay Ramras, R-Fairbanks, behaved improperly when he used his position as a lawmaker to advocate for cruise ship...
Chairman: Ethics committee can't be blamed for scandal

Alaska's Legislative ethics committee works well for those legislators who want to keep on the right side of the ethical line, but shouldn't be relied on to stop...
Ethics committee finds evidence that Harris broke law

ANCHORAGE - A legislative ethics committee has determined there was "probable cause" that House Speaker John Harris broke state ethics law when his office issued a news...
Citizens call for openness in legislative discussions

Members of the public asked a legislative ethics committee Monday to adopt stronger rules to prevent legislation from being discussed behind closed doors. Many of those testifying were...


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