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TASK FORCE MULLS MORE POWER FOR ETHICS LAW REGULATORS

By Colin A. Young

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 18, 2017.....Although two key House appointees have reservations, the task force set up by the Legislature to review state ethics laws appears to be leaning towards recommending granting the State Ethics Commission full regulatory authority when it sets out to draft its final report at the end of the month.

With its already-extended deadline of June 1 approaching and indications it may miss that one too, the Task Force on Integrity in State and Local Government on Friday sent suggestions for areas of the law that need to be addressed to the State Ethics Commission, which met Thursday to craft a response that will be returned to the task force by May 25.


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