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  • Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

    Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising
    The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.
  • City Council proving it's ready for reform

    City Council proving it's ready for reform
    One of Chicago's best-known and most reprehensible aldermanic quotes is that "Chicago ain't ready for reform." Then-Ald. Mathias "Paddy" Bauler's (1935-1943 and 1947-1967) legendary resistance to cleaning up city government stamped the City Council as the...

    Big Sugar bags Florida's top lawmakers

     Big Sugar bags Florida's top lawmakers
    On the tab of Big Sugar, clues show Florida's governor, agriculture commissioner and an array of past, current and future state House speakers have quietly traveled to Texas to hunt at King Ranch. The lawmakers might have bagged some critters. But it...

    Calling the boss out on his misdeeds takes courage

    How far should you go to call attention to a colleague's wrongdoing? A reader used to work for a publication where all the employees, including his boss, had a writing quota. An executive higher up at the publication instituted a policy that required the...

    Ethics complaint filed against Ron Tomalis, Gov. Tom Corbett's special higher education adviser

    Ethics complaint filed against Ron Tomalis, Gov. Tom Corbett's special higher education adviser
    A Harrisburg activist is asking the state Ethics Commission to investigate whether Ron Tomalis has earned his salary of nearly $140,000 as Gov. Tom Corbett’s special adviser for higher education. In filing his ethics complaint Monday, activist...