Monday, November 30, 2009

A Couple of Stories

Not much political blogging on my part during Thanksgiving week. Maybe some were thankful for that.

But here's a couple of stories I did late last week.

First there's the progress on the latest bill that would establish a state ethics commission. It cleared a legislative interim committee on a unanimous, bi-partisan vote. Now the big question is whether the Legislature will want to fund a new agency, albeit a small agency, in this time of budget shortfalls.

I posted the draft bill on this blog last week. Scroll down or CLICK HERE.

And I did a little analysis of the "political balancing act" that Lt. Gov. Diane Denish has to do in her run for governor -- showing her independence from the current administration without appearing disloyal as well as stressing her experience in state government leadership at the same time having to explain that she was out of the loop whenever stories about scandals in state government arise.