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David Thomas

GUEST EDITORIAL: Don't expect reform if you don't demand it

Ethics violations aren't the sexiest of issues.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: State should close door on top elected officials campaigning on the public dime

To avoid violating ethics rules, Indiana's seven statewide elected officials should write their own.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

INDIANAPOLIS | The seven statewide elected officials can use state property for campaign purposes, so long as they approve a policy statement authorizing themselves to do so.

July 10, 2014 12:18 pm Related
Bennett accused of using state resources for campaigning

Bennett accused of using state resources for campaigning

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Tony Bennett improperly used taxpayer-funded equipment to support his unsuccessful 2012 re-election campaign for state superintendent of public instruction, according to a complaint filed Thursday by Indiana's ethics watchdog.

November 14, 2013 2:50 pm Related
Pelath questions pace of Bennett grade change investigation

Pelath questions pace of Bennett grade change investigation

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath wants to know why it's taking so long for the state ethics watchdog to determine if Republican Tony Bennett, the former superintendent of public instruction, improperly manipulated school grades prior to the 2012 election.

October 15, 2013 2:15 pm Photos

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Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals

Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals

INDIANAPOLIS | Top Democrats in the Indiana General Assembly are using the Tony Bennett school grade-changing scandal to demand a broader investigation of the state's Republican-controlled executive branch.

August 08, 2013 6:00 pm Related
Ind. secretary of state denies using state resources for campaign

Ind. secretary of state denies using state resources for campaign

INDIANAPOLIS | Secretary of State Connie Lawson does not believe she violated state ethics rules by issuing a campaign message Friday from her seemingly official "@SecretaryLawson" Twitter account.

June 21, 2013 3:00 pm Photos

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Gary lawmaker accuses governor of violating state ethics rules

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Mitch Daniels on Wednesday, accusing the Republican of misusing governor's office resources for personal gain.

September 12, 2012 7:00 pm
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