Ethics http://nwpr.org en Washington Ethics Board Tackles Lobbyist-Paid Meals http://nwpr.org/post/washington-ethics-board-tackles-lobbyist-paid-meals <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/090513AJ_LobbyistMeals_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s Legislative Ethics Board is tackling the issue of how often lawmakers can accept meals from lobbyists. The Board spent nearly two hours behind closed doors Thursday discussing a complaint against several lawmakers who dined out regularly with lobbyists last session.<p>The complaint was triggered by our investigation with the Associated Press into lawmakers who accept free meals from lobbyists. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:16:16 +0000 Austin Jenkins 33728 at http://nwpr.org Washington Ethics Board Tackles Lobbyist-Paid Meals Washington's Legislative Ethics Board To Investigate Lobbyist-Paid Meals http://nwpr.org/post/washingtons-legislative-ethics-board-investigate-lobbyist-paid-meals <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/072313AJ_FrequentDiners_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s Legislative Ethics Board has launched an investigation into lobbyist-paid meals for lawmakers.<p>The inquiry follows our reporting with the Associated Press on lawmakers who dine out the most with lobbyists. The investigation was triggered by a formal citizen complaint filed last month – a complaint that’s just now coming to light.<p>It alleges five Republican state senators violated Washington’s ethics law by eating out regularly at lobbyist expense. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 23:06:10 +0000 Austin Jenkins 31430 at http://nwpr.org Washington's Legislative Ethics Board To Investigate Lobbyist-Paid Meals Kitzhaber Seeks Permission To Moonlight http://nwpr.org/post/kitzhaber-seeks-permission-moonlight <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/011013CL_speakinggigs_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber wants permission to make a little extra cash on the side. The state's Ethics Commission is poised to sign off on the Democrat's request to earn money through out-of-state speaking engagements.<p>During the eight years between his second and third terms as governor, John Kitzhaber became a nationally sought-after speaker on health care policy. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:41:43 +0000 Chris Lehman 21015 at http://nwpr.org Kitzhaber Seeks Permission To Moonlight Oregon Ethics Panel Okays Nike Discounts For Public Officials http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-ethics-panel-okays-nike-discounts-public-officials <p>Elected officials in Oregon are not violating ethics rules if they shop for discounted shoes and apparel at a store meant for Nike employees. That&rsquo;s the ruling Friday from Oregon Government Ethics Commission.</p><p>Nike runs a store just for employees at its Beaverton headquarters. The shop features popular Nike products at wholesale prices. Last month a lobbyist for Nike wrote the Ethics Commission to ask whether government officials would run afoul of state ethics laws if they accepted passes to visit the store. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 23:55:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 9318 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Ethics Panel Okays Nike Discounts For Public Officials