Latest Political ethics News

Sudan group condemns UN's call to support reinstated PM

Dec. 04, 2021 11:06 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese pro-democracy group has condemned comments by the U.N. chief urging citizens to support a deal that reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, so the country can have “a peaceful transition towards a true democracy.” The Sudanese...

UK Conservatives hold Parliament seat by reduced margin

Dec. 03, 2021 04:25 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s governing Conservative Party has held onto a seat in Parliament in a special election triggered by a lawmaker’s death. But the party saw its margin of victory slashed after weeks of headlines about politicians’ ethics breaches and an uncertain coronavirus...

Watchdog files 2nd complaint against Senate hopeful Greitens

Dec. 01, 2021 13:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal elections watchdog group on Wednesday filed another complaint against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, alleging that money from his old gubernatorial campaign was illegally spent on kickstarting his campaign to run for retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's seat. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 30, 2021 07:16 AM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. November 28, 2021. Editorial: It’s long past time for the Senate ethics panel to address Hawley’s Jan. 6 actions Ten months after a group of Senate Democrats lodged ethics complaints into the conduct of Republican Sens....

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 24, 2021 13:34 PM EST

The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch. Nov. 21, 2021. Editorial: Remember ACF; full speed ahead on its replacement The old ACF factory in Huntington’s Highlawn neighborhood may soon be gone, but it won’t be forgotten. At a news...

Missouri audit: Ex-county official skirted transparency

Nov. 23, 2021 14:58 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri county commissioner plotted ways to skirt open meeting rules and tried to get a county employee to do work for his political action committee, according to a state audit report released Tuesday. The Missouri Auditor's Office...

Kentucky ethics commission charges former secretary of state

Nov. 19, 2021 12:24 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky ethics commission on Thursday charged Alison Lundergan Grimes with improperly using her office for personal and political purposes when she served as secretary of state, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The Executive Branch Ethics...

Pro-Parson committee fined for taking out-of-state donation

Nov. 18, 2021 11:54 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An independent political action committee that supports Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was fined this week for taking a donation from an out-of-state committee, according to the state campaign finance oversight agency. At issue is a $150,000...

State senator accused of verbally abusing female lawmaker

Nov. 17, 2021 18:15 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker who lost his chairmanship and membership on the state Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year after being arrested on domestic violence charges was removed from another committee post Wednesday after being accused of verbally abusing a female...

UK Parliament votes to curb members' 2nd jobs after scandal

Nov. 17, 2021 16:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Parliament voted Wednesday to restrict lawmakers’ ability to hold second jobs outside politics, in an attempt to stem a slew of damaging headlines over lobbying and political “sleaze.” Opposition lawmakers, though, accused the...