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Rhode Island Ethics Commission endorses bill on expanding jurisdiction over lawmakers

March 10, 2015 The Republic, Columbus Indiana

In the wake of former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox's guilty plea on charges of bribery, the Rhode Island Ethics Commission, chaired by Ross Cheit, backs a bill to allow the ethics commission to investigate and decide all alleged violations of the ethics code. The bill would require voter approval of a constitutional amendment.

Rhode Island Ethics Commission endorses bill on expanding jurisdiction over lawmakers