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Ethics

Resolve Ethics Adjudication Issues, PAR Says

As part of the governor’s ethics reform package in 2008, substantial changes were made to the process of prosecuting and judging those who violate the state’s ethics code. One unsettling change was the transfer of adjudicatory power from the Board of Ethics to civil service administrative law judges. The ethics board detailed its concerns about […]

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No whining for dining, PAR Says

Louisiana’s ethics code generally prohibits public servants from receiving things of economic value, barring certain exceptions. Past exceptions, such as free tickets to events and lavish wining and dining from special interest groups, fueled public perception that access to policy makers could be bought. As a result, exceptions such as these were eliminated or scaled […]

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