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Friday, March 9, 2012

Ethics probe leads to S.C. lt. gov. resignation

Posted By on Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I'm always happy to see when government ethics laws have some teeth. Today's story is from South Carolina, where the Republican lieutenant governor has resigned following an investigation of his use of campaign money for personal expenses.

Arkansas law also prohibits use of campaign money for personal expenses and I'm quite sure no Arkansas politician has ever strayed from the straight and narrow, not even that Republican legislator who paid himself rent out of campaign cash for supposed use of his bakery as an office (while he was billing the state for expenses).

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