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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals sides with Legislative Ethics Commission on contribution and gift ban

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the constitutionality of the contribution and gift bans in the Kentucky Code of Legislative Ethics. The three-judge panel ruled on Thursday that the measures “enacted to prevent corruption and protect its citizens’ trust in their elected officials, comport with the Constitution,” and reversed a lower court ruling, which...

Ethics Reporter: Changes sought in ethics code; ‘Big Pharma,’ meth problem in spotlight

As part of its annual package of recommendations for changes to Kentucky’s Code of Legislative Ethics, the Legislative Ethics Commission is recommending prohibiting campaign contributions from employers of lobbyists and political action committees to legislative candidates and legislators during the annual regular sessions of the General Assembly.   The proposed change is an expansion of current...