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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...
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...
Former lawmaker John Cowdery dies at age 83 head of an oil pipeline services company to try to bribe another senator. In 2010, the Alaska Legislative Ethics Committee found he had violated ethics law with his conduct.Cowdery was born in Adrian, Mo. He moved to Alaska in...
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...
Rep. Hughes fires ex-Gatto aide after ethics ruling

...Shelley Hughes (R-Palmer) fired her chief of staff Friday on the heels of a ruling from the state's Legislative Ethics Committee.Karen Sawyer had been the chief of staff for Hughes' predecessor, the late Carl Gatto."Karen was contrite...
Lawmakers use special session for commercials

...appeared Wednesday on the House floor. He said Rokeberg and Northwest Strategies should have contacted the Legislative Ethics Committee for permission before granting the videographers access. Timothy Inklebarger can be reached at timothy.inklebarger...
Alaska Digest

...lobbyist employers. Stevens told the Anchorage Daily News he disclosed his board membership with the Alaska Legislative Ethics Committee, but not with APOC. "My answer to that is, why don't you go out and look at all the other legislators...
McGuire earned consulting fees, panel concludes

...the old Alaska Psychiatric Institute. Hickerson wanted the commission to refer the matter immediately to the Legislative Ethics Committee, but she was outvoted 3 to 2. Commissioners voted instead to postpone any possible referral until their February...
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...


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