Lawmakers weigh call for special panel to review ethics laws
BOSTON — State lawmakers are weighing a proposal by House Speaker Robert DeLeo to create a special panel to review ethical guidelines for public officials in Massachusetts.
A legislative committee held a public hearing Tuesday at the Statehouse on the Winthrop Democrat's resolution to create an 11-member Task Force on Integrity in State and Local Government.
If approved, the task force would review the state's conflict-of-interest and ethics rules, campaign finance disclosure laws and laws related to lobbyists. It would also look at the feasibility of extending state lobbying laws to cities... read more