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The D.C. Council’s commendable effort on ethics

STUNG BY government scandals, the D.C. Council realized nearly four years ago that it had no choice but to do something about ethics reform. New rules and creation of an ethics board with the juice to go after wrongdoers has helped improve government conduct. Ethics reform, though, must be an ongoing process. So it’s encouraging that there are new efforts to tighten and clarify the rules that govern the conduct of elected officials and government employees.
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