After a two year investigation, hearing from twenty five witnesses and receiving 5,000 pages of evidence, a Special Grand Jury report in Suffolk County, New York concluded that a small but powerful group of Suffolk County Officials intentionally corrupted and undermined the county Ethics Commission.
Some of the amazing findings of the Grand . . . → Read More: Politics Destroys An Ethics Commission
Just about anything that one has experience at can be turned into a consulting business. I never heard of a prison consultant until I read a New York Times article titled Making Crime Pay.
If you are heading to prison for the first time and are looking for advice on how to survive such . . . → Read More: Making Crime Pay As A Prison Consultant
According to a study by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Chicago is the most corrupt city in the nation and New York State is the most corrupt state.
Since 1976, 2,522 people have been convicted of federal public corruption charges in New York State (70 per year). Since . . . → Read More: And The Most Corrupt Government Award Goes To…?
In the Buffalo, New York area a public fed up with the cost of government has over the past several years voted to reduce the size of the Erie County Legislature from 17 members to 11, and the Buffalo City Council has gone from 13 members to 9. Kevin Gaughan a citizen activist has . . . → Read More: Does Running A Village/Town With Three People Make Sense?
On a regular basis polling shows the American public has very little trust/faith in the ability of government. G. Edward DeSeve has a great post on Governing.com expressing his thoughts on six factors that are important for the public to regain trust in government. Excerpts from his post are below:
Honesty: Ethical behavior is often taken . . . → Read More: Six Ways To Build Public Trust In Government