Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Arnold's Conflict of Interest Story Keeps Building

Ned Wigglesworth of TheRestofUs.org was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night. The last line gives you a sense of how this story is playing out. "You know things are bad when you're having your ass handed to you by a guy named Wigglesworth. Here's a link to the clip (click on "Fictional Lawbreakers" by Lewis Black, Ned's at the tail end of the story.)

Meanwhile, today the California Fair Political Practices Commission announced that it will be tightening the regulations that require officeholders to disclose their financial ties in order to help identify conflicts of interest. Here's the quick announcement:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Fair Political Practices Commission, pursuant to the authority vested in it by section 83112 of the Government Code and 2 Cal. Code of Regs., section 18312, proposes to adopt, amend, or repeal regulations in Title 2, Division 6 of the California Code of Regulations. A public hearing on the proposed regulation will be held on or after September 1, 2005, at the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission, 428 J Street, Suite 800, Sacramento, California 95814, commencing at approximately 9:45 a.m. Written comments to be submitted to the Commission prior to the hearing must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2005, at the Commission offices.

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