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Politics

New Rules For Officials, ABCs In 2011

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The New Year today brings some new state laws with it, including tighter ethics rules for public servants.

Starting today,  members of powerful state boards and commissions have to disclose campaign donations they made and any fundraising they did for the officials who appointed them.

State and local ABC boards and their employees are now subject to the same gift bans and ethics rules as other state workers.  The new law also limits salaries for ABC board members and managers. And it gives the State ABC Commission the power to set performance standards and training requirements for local boards statewide. 

Another new law tightens the disclosure rules for lobbyists and the people who employ them.