Latest Political ethics News

Arizona state senator slammed for Buffalo shooting comments

May. 16, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate on Monday opened an ethics investigation into a firebrand Republican member who tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend's racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that left 10 people dead. The referral of GOP Sen. Wendy Rogers of...

Lieutenant governor candidate Jones hasn't disclosed flights

May. 16, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor acknowledged he has been flying to campaign events on his family's private plane without yet disclosing any donations or expenses related to the flights in campaign finance filings. The Atlanta...

House subpoenas its own, sets new norm after Jan. 6 attack

May. 14, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6 committee’s remarkable decision to subpoena House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other congressional Republicans over the insurrection at the Capitol is as rare as the deadly riot itself, deepening the acrimony and distrust among lawmakers and raising questions...

House subpoenas its own, grave new norm after Jan. 6 attack

May. 13, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jan. 6 committee’s remarkable decision to subpoena House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other congressional Republicans over the insurrection at the Capitol is as rare as the deadly riot itself, deepening the acrimony and distrust among lawmakers and raising questions...

Georgia's Oxendine to hand over $128,000 to end ethics saga

May. 12, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's 2010 race for governor ended Thursday, in a way. State ethics officials agreed to drop their campaign finance case against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, who will hand over the $128,000 remaining in his campaign fund and admit no wrongdoing. ...

Quick Senate OK ahead for House-passed $40B aid for Ukraine

May. 11, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Final congressional approval of a $40 billion Ukraine aid bill seems certain within days as top Senate Republicans said Wednesday they expect strong GOP backing for the House-passed measure, signaling a bipartisan, heightened U.S. commitment to helping thwart the bloody Russian...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 09, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. May 6, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Greg Abbott has gone too far on migrant children He is wrong politically, legally and morally. Gov. Abbott, you have gone too far. Gov. Abbott, you have gone too far. When...

SC House member Hill agrees to $12,000 ethics fine

May. 07, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican South Carolina House member has agreed to pay a $12,000 fine for ethics violations for taking larger campaign donations than allowed, poor record keeping and inadvertently paying personal bills with campaign cash. Rep. Jonathon Hill agreed to the...

House ethics panel tables complaint against Dem lawmaker

May. 05, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House Ethics Committee on Thursday voted to take no action on a complaint against Democratic Rep. Robert Meza, with the committee chairman saying the allegations fell outside the panel's ability to investigate. Republican Rep. Travis Grantham said the...

Beshear sues over law changing ethics commission selections

May. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

Kentucky's Democratic governor filed suit Thursday seeking to block a new state law that gives Republican officials the power to appoint a majority of members to a key ethics commission. Gov. Andy Beshear's legal challenge warns that the reconstituted membership on the state...