In 2009 the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that the state’s Ethics Commission no longer has jurisdiction over the General Assembly for most of their legislative activities.
Our testimony on S 2034 (O’Neill) that would put an amendment on the ballot to restore Ethics Commission oversight of the General Assembly.
Research shows that an ethical government encourages job growth, even more than lower taxes:
The trend in House and Senate recusals (2006-2013)
Coverage of the April 3rd, 2014 hearing before the Senate Committee on Judiciary:
Here’s video of the hearing: