Friday, June 01, 2007

Ethics 6-01-07

Elected officials convicted of job-related corruption would lose part of their government pensions under a Senate bill now making its way through the House. Senate Bill 659 cleared the Judiciary I committee on Tuesday and now heads to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement. The measure was approved in the Senate unanimously. It would require elected officials to give up the state-funded portion of their retirement funds if they are convicted of felonies relating to public corruption or election laws fraud.

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