NORTH DAKOTA ETHICS COMMISSION

Ethics Commission recommends change to meal rules

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota‚Äôs Ethics Commission has advanced an exception to its meal rules for public officials. The exception would allow lawmakers, elected officials and other state employees to accept meals of $10 or less from members of the general public without notifying the board. The five-member commission on Wednesday set up a public comment period on the change…

North Dakota’s Ethics Commission has Declined Its First Complaint

It isn't clear what will happen to the complaint now that is has been declined.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s fledgling Ethics Commission has declined its first complaint. The five-person commission met in a 10-minute closed session Wednesday and then voted unanimously to decline the complaint on the basis that it falls outside the commission’s jurisdiction. Retired district judge Ron Goodman, who chairs the commission, wouldn’t provide a copy of the complaint and referred questions to an…

Ethics Commission Includes Former Mayor, Retired Judge And Others

The commission will oversee the conduct of legislators, statewide officials, candidates and lobbyists

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and Senate leaders have chosen the panel for North Dakota’s voter-approved ethics commission. The panel members include former Williston mayor Ward Koeser, retired judge Ronald Goodman of Oakes and retired brigadier general David Anderson of Bismarck. Cynthia Lindquist of Devils Lake served as president of the community college in Fort Totten and Paul…