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Ethics 02.2.2024

Ethics panel dismisses GOP complaint against R.I. Speaker Shekarchi

John Marion's comment on the Ethics Commission's dismissal a complaint filed against House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi. 

Ethics 02.2.2024

RI Ethics Commission dismisses complaint against Speaker Shekarchi

Executive director John Marion's comment on the Ethics Commission's dismissal of a complaint against House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi.

As session begins, R.I. House requests no more than 15 bills per legislator

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, raises opposition to House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi's calls for a 15 bill limit per each House member.

New R.I. Ethics Commission appointee faced sexual harassment allegations from six women

Common Cause RI says Bryant C. Da Cruz is “unfit to serve on such an important body.”

In RI, Politicians Hire Lots of Politicians – It Creates Lots of Issues

In RI, politicians hire other elected officials. John Marion comments on the ethical problems that this practice presents.

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