Latest Political ethics News

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 10, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August 8, 2022. Editorial: Enforce price transparency A group of Democratic Pennsylvania lawmakers announced a bill Friday that would require price transparency from health care providers. It’s a good idea. But the...

Banksy painting sprayed in West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv

Aug. 05, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A long-lost painting by the British graffiti artist Banksy has resurfaced in a swank art gallery in downtown Tel Aviv, an hour’s drive and a world away from the concrete wall in the occupied West Bank where it was initially sprayed. The relocation of the...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 04, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

Dunkirk Evening Observer. August 1, 2022. Editorial: LEGISLATURE Why not let voters decide on number? It makes sense why legislative Democrats want to decrease the number of Chautauqua County legislators. With Republicans holding a 15-4 majority on the...

South Dakota ethics board pushes ahead in Noem investigation

Aug. 03, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota government ethics board on Wednesday pressed forward with its investigation of two complaints against Gov. Kristi Noem, resisting an effort from the Republican governor to see them dismissed and extending the time it has to examine the allegations. ...

UK leadership election rules changed over security fears

Aug. 03, 2022 06:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s governing Conservative Party said Wednesday that it has delayed sending out ballots for the party’s leadership election after a warning from the U.K. intelligence services about the risk of fraud. Ballots had been due to be mailed out early this week to...

Sunak tries to close the gap on rival in UK leadership race

Aug. 01, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Rishi Sunak, one of the two contenders to replace British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Monday defended his decision to quit the government and help end Johnson’s scandal-tarnished leadership. Allies of Johnson accuse Sunak of treachery for stepping down as U.K....

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 01, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. July 25, 2022. Editorial: Texas abortion law has made miscarriages more dangerous and more devastating Our state’s misguided rules show why we need a federal standard that limits but does not prohibit abortions. Some of us have...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 27, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. July 26, 2022. Editorial: Transportation tax structure needs jolt The joy of driving past the gas station — every gas station — belongs for now to only about 30,000 Pennsylvanians who own electric vehicles. But they are...

2 UK leadership contenders spar over tax in TV debate

Jul. 25, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The two candidates vying to be Britain’s next prime minister sparred Monday over how to help families struggling with the soaring cost of living, meeting in a testy televised debate that highlighted the contrasting economic visions of the Conservative Party rivals. ...

Arkansas Senate strips 2 lawmakers of leadership posts

Jul. 21, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate on Thursday stripped two senators of their committee leadership posts for the rest of the year after one of them sought reimbursement for a meeting at the state Capitol that he did not attend. The Senate approved the sanctions against...