RI Ethics Commission dismisses complaint against Speaker Shekarchi
This article originally appeared in the Rhode Island Current on January 9, 2024 and was written by Christopher Shea.
Below is John Marion’s comment on the Ethics Commission’s dismissal of a complaint against House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi.
John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, who attended the meeting, said he was not surprised to see the complaint get dismissed. He said that investigators have to determine motivation on why a bill is filed, which is not an easy thing to prove.
“It’s less clear cut than other types of action,” Marion said. “I was more surprised that it wasn’t dismissed at an earlier stage.”
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