Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Attorney general certifies ethics petition

Posted By on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 11:07 AM

How's that for service? (I'm sure the office would say it is only coincidental.)

This morning I reprinted a little snark from Paul Spencer, who's leading the Regnat Populus ethics initiative campaign, about the attorney general's office's slowness in certifying the form of their measure so that signature gathering can begin.

Just now, I got news that the attorney general's office issued an opinion today certifying the form of the most recent revision of the proposal.

Let the people rule. Let's get this on the ballot and add at least a bit more oomph to ethics regulation in Arkansas.

To recap, the measure:

* Prohibits direct corporate contributions to political candidates.

* Imposes a two-year waiting period for legislators to become lobbyists.

* Makes it a misdemeanor for legislators and statewide elected officials to take gifts from lobbyists.

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