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Essential Ethics

JUNE 8, 2018

Latest Developments:

Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order today (6/8/18) that requires anyone who seeks to do business with the state’s executive branch (contracts for goods of more than $50,000 or services of more than $25,000) disclose any expenditures for electioneering communications if the aggregate is over $2,500 in the past 24 months.  Contracts that last more than 2 years would require an annual, updated disclosure.  The state’s Department of Administration is directed to implement the disclosure policy by September 1, 2018.

The California Fair Political Practices Commission held a special meeting on Monday, June 4, 2018.  The four commission members unanimously approved new governance regulations that strip power from the chair (who resigned last week) and divide it among two bipartisan subcommittees and the Executive Director.

In case you missed it:

  • Before his resignation, the Governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, was ordered to comply with a legislative subpoena to produce records of his nonprofit and his campaign to show whether the campaign coordinated so-called “dark money” spending by the nonprofit in support of the Governor, according to the Kansas City Star. However, following his resignation, the legislative investigation ended and the special counsel for the legislative committee withdrew his request, but reiterated his view that the records ought to be public.