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New York appeals court hears arguments over the fate of the state's ethics panel

Feb. 16, 2024 16:55 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Months after a judge ruled that New York's ethics watchdog violated the state constitution because it was too independent, a state lawyer told an appeals court that officials had the right to create a corruption-fighting commission more insulated from the people it monitors. ...

Two fired utility execs and a former top Ohio regulator plead not guilty in bribery scheme

Feb. 13, 2024 16:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two fired executives of FirstEnergy Corp. and a former top state utilities regulator pleaded not guilty Tuesday to state charges related to a $60 million bribery scheme that centered on securing a legislative bailout for two Ohio nuclear power plants with the help of a...

Lawmaker resigns shortly before Arizona House was to vote on expelling her

Jan. 31, 2024 19:55 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Leezah Sun resigned her Arizona House seat on Wednesday shortly before the chamber was expected to vote on whether to expel her from office after a legislative ethics committee concluded she had engaged in a pattern of disorderly behavior. Sun was...

Justice Dept. accuses 2 political operatives of hiding foreign lobbying during Trump administration

Jan. 02, 2024 20:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two well-connected political consultants provided false information about lobbying work on behalf of a wealthy Persian Gulf country during the Trump administration, according to Justice Department court records unsealed Tuesday. Charging documents filed in federal...