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Ethics commission civil penalty waivers: What’s granted, what’s not

The state ethics commission has started work on developing standards for deciding what justifies waiving civil penalties for the late filing of campaign finance...

Ethics commission accused of violating open-meetings law

A complaint was filed with the Kansas attorney general Thursday, alleging that the state ethics commission violated the open meetings law when it planned...

UPDATED: New bill heightens tensions between ethics commission, lawmakers

(Updated to reflect live testimony from Thursday's hearing) The Kansas ethics commission is sounding alarms over a bill that seeks to make changes in state...

UPDATED: Remaking the ethics commission: Five positions lapsed last week

(Updated to correct Sykes' title) The state ethics commission is in line for a makeover after the terms of five of its members quietly lapsed...

Republicans challenge wide-ranging ethics subpoenas

Three former county Republican leaders on Tuesday urged a judge to throw out subpoenas issued as part of a wide-ranging ethics commission investigation that...

Ethics commission fines former Democratic Party treasurers

Two former volunteer treasurers of the Kansas Democratic Party were fined for signing off on the party's campaign finance reports that failed to accurately...

Ethics complaint dropped against neighborhood group

The state ethics commission on Wednesday dismissed complaints against a nonprofit group of Johnson County neighbors that was initially found to be a political...

Ethics director activates law license

The executive director of the Kansas ethics commission has activated his law license after he was criticized for allowing it to become suspended. State court...

Lawmakers back off ethics commission proposal

Republican lawmakers have retreated from a proposal that would have removed the executive director from his position at the state ethics commission after lawmakers...

Lawmakers target ethics commission director

Republican lawmakers are moving to rein in the executive director of the ethics commission, an action that comes as the agency has been issuing...