- Attorney general ethics bill likely dead in Senate Updated: Mar-06-14 8:35 pm
- Scandals prompt ethics bills from Senate Democrats Updated: Mar-06-14 8:19 pm
- GOP pushes bill to limit party switching to vote Updated: Mar-06-14 12:56 pm
- Idaho lawmaker asks to have own ethics examined Updated: Mar-03-14 5:08 pm
- Conservative Texas group keeps donors secret Updated: Mar-01-14 2:53 pm
- Ethics board fines former St. Louis politician Updated: Feb-28-14 10:02 am
- Ethics clean-up bills advance in SC House Updated: Feb-27-14 7:35 pm
- SC ethics reform bill heads back to the House Updated: Feb-27-14 6:07 pm
- Alabama ethics bill appears headed for slim down Updated: Feb-26-14 1:32 pm
- Missouri lawmakers divided on ethics law process Updated: Feb-25-14 8:08 pm
- Maine ethics chief: Eves has no Medicaid conflict Updated: Feb-25-14 2:37 pm
- Ethics hearing postponed in sexual harassment case Updated: Feb-25-14 4:06 am
- Fla. Legislative session to be a mix of priorities Updated: Feb-22-14 11:11 am
- Stumbo to fight subpoena for ethics hearing Updated: Feb-21-14 5:08 pm
- China's vice crackdown tackles entrenched industry Updated: Feb-21-14 3:49 am
- Vt. bills spur conflict-of-interest questions Updated: Feb-20-14 7:03 pm
- Kansas Senate panel OKs campaign finance changes Updated: Feb-20-14 4:06 pm
- Judge orders processing of Ensign probe documents Updated: Feb-20-14 12:07 pm
- House GOP: No federal money for Medicaid Updated: Feb-19-14 7:52 pm
- Ark. AG rejects wording of ethics ballot item Updated: Feb-19-14 7:09 pm
- Pro-Vitter PAC challenges La. campaign donor limit Updated: Feb-18-14 8:27 pm
- NY ethics panel proposes 90-day broadcast blackout Updated: Feb-18-14 5:07 pm
- Correction: Texas Comptroller-Hegar story Updated: Feb-18-14 12:08 pm
- Petri invites investigation into stock portfolio Updated: Feb-18-14 10:21 am
- Critics blast Venezuelan classical maestro Dudamel Updated: Feb-14-14 1:52 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A push to impose stricter conflict-of-interest standards on West Virginia's attorney general has fizzled in the state Senate.
SACRAMENTO, California - Stung by criminal charges against two colleagues, the leader of the state Senate and other Democratic lawmakers on Thursday proposed tightening rules on lawmakers and lobbyists.
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Senate committee on Thursday recommended passage of a bill sought by the Kansas Republican Party that would make it more difficult for voters to switch parties before voting in primary elections.
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho lawmaker apologized Monday to colleagues in the House and asked them to convene an ethics committee to examine her vote against legislation that would have hurt her financially.
AUSTIN, Texas - A conservative Texas political group is waging an intense legal battle to try to keep the names of its donors secret by taking the Texas Ethics Commission to federal court.
ST. LOUIS - A former St. Louis alderman has been fined $100,000 by the Missouri Ethics Commission for improperly spending nearly $20,000 in campaign contributions on student loans, new clothes and other personal expenses.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Bills aimed at limiting and clarifying how South Carolina's officeholders can spend campaign donations advanced Thursday in the House, as the Senate approved an ethics bill requiring candidates and incumbents to disclose where they get their money.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina Senate has approved an ethics bill that allows voters to see where candidates get their money and expands reporting rules for those seeking to influence legislators.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A legislative committee appears poised to strip down a broad ethics bill that grew in the Alabama Senate beyond what the sponsor originally intended.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri House panel members from both parties agreed Tuesday that the state needs to update its ethics laws, but were divided on how to do it and how far an overhaul should go.
AUGUSTA, Maine - The head of Maine's ethics commission says Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves' support of a bill to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law is not a conflict of interest.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A legislative ethics hearing into accusations that former Rep. John Arnold sexually harassed legislative staffers has been postponed while his lawyer looks into whether Arnold might be suffering from dementia and uncontrollable behavior problems.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Tax cuts, stiffer sex offender laws, expanding school vouchers and, as always, the state budget will be among the issues Florida legislators will consider over their annual 60-day session that begins shortly.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he will fight a subpoena that he testify at a legislative ethics hearing about fellow Democrat and former Rep. John Arnold, who resigned from office last year amid accusations that he sexually harassed legislative staffers.
BEIJING - China's booming sex industry may finally be entering a winter after decades of robust growth, as Beijing wages a harsher-than-usual clampdown on vice.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - When George Till, a state representative and a physician, successfully urged his House colleagues earlier this year to pass a Vermont bill removing from the public record cases in which a doctor is accused and then cleared of unprofessional conduct charges, no one in the House spoke up to question the propriety of a legislator advocating a bill that could one day benefit himself.
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas Senate committee recommended a bill Thursday that would allow certain political party committees to solicit and raise campaign contributions from lobbyists, individuals and organizations during the legislative session.
LAS VEGAS - A federal judge is ordering the U.S. Justice Department to begin cataloging and releasing records of an ethics investigation of former U.S. Sen. John Ensign of Nevada.
SALT LAKE CITY - Republican members of Utah's House of Representatives are crafting a plan for a partial Medicaid expansion that appears to fall short of Gov. Gary Herbert's intention and could lead to an impasse over the issue.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A group seeking approval for a ballot item that would tighten Arkansas' ethics rules for campaign finance and lobbying is being told by the Arkansas attorney general's office that the proposal still needs more work.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, challenging the state's donor limits on political action committees as an unconstitutional restriction on political speech.
ALBANY, New York - New York's ethics board has proposed a 90-day pre-election blackout on appearances in public service announcements by statewide officials and legislators who are also candidates.
AUSTIN, Texas - In a story Feb. 15 about Texas comptroller Glenn Hegar, The Associated Press reported erroneously that his wife's employer, the Lanier Law Firm, is known for its daytime television commercials. The firm does not advertise on television, but an unrelated firm with a similar name, the Lanier Law Group, does.
FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin - U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (PEE'-try) is taking the unusual step of requesting an ethics investigation into his own stock portfolio.
CARACAS, Venezuela - Classical music wunderkind Gustavo Dudamel is facing the heat in his native Venezuela for not speaking out against embattled President Nicolas Maduro while holding a series of high-profile concerts here this week.