Conflict Of Interest
INDIANAPOLIS | The effort to reform local government in Indiana, prompted in part by a 2007 bipartisan report that recommended eliminating townships and making other changes, appears headed for the dustbin of history.
INDIANAPOLIS | Opponents of a possible amendment to the Indiana Constitution prohibiting gay marriage and any "legal status" that's "substantially similar" to marriage believe they have the law on their side -- 614 laws to be precise.
When the Dyer Town Council votes on a 17 percent increase in police pension benefits, how will Councilman Joe Cinko vote? Or will he vote at all?
When Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law House Bill 1005, banning conflict of interest and nepotism in local governments, he was implementing long-overdue reforms recommended by the bipartisan Kernan-Shepard report of 2007.
INDIANAPOLIS | Starting next year local government employees will no longer be permitted to serve as elected officials of the governments they work for.
House Bill 1005 is local government reform everybody and his uncle should love — or maybe not. This is the long-awaited anti-nepotism legislation the Indiana General Assembly finally passed this year.
INDIANAPOLIS | With his eighth and final legislative session now in the rearview mirror, Gov. Mitch Daniels isn't planning to just coast through the last nine months of his second term.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will get to sign into law one of his top legislative priorities after the Republican-controlled House voted 62-19 Tuesday to ban conflicts of interest and nepotism in local government.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will soon decide if Indiana has an official state rifle and whether three measures sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators that also received final legislative approval Tuesday become law.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House is expected to consent next week to changes the Senate made to legislation banning local government employees from serving as elected officials of the governments they work for.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to ban local government employees from serving as elected officials of the governments they work for appears likely to become law.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled state Senate voted 39-11 on Monday to limit nepotism and conflicts of interest in local government employment.
INDIANAPOLIS | Separate committees of the Indiana House and Senate have approved legislation this week prohibiting local government employees from serving as elected officials of the governments they work for.
VALPARAISO | Being unethical doesn't always mean a person is doing something illegal, Carla Miller told a group of about 80 who attended Wednesday's luncheon presentation on ethics at Valparaiso University.
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