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Committees and Commissions: What's the Difference?

Committees and commissions are the two primary types of entities tasked with the oversight of legislative ethics. The two terms may be used interchangeably in some circumstances but they are not the same thing.

Gray Areas: Every State Handles Ethics in Its Own Way

State ethics officials handle a gamut of complaints ranging from harassment and workplace discrimination to election expenditures, lobbying gifts and potential conflicts of interest. And every state does things in its own way.

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