Montana lawmakers with state jobs skirt ethics law
December 3, 2009
MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer HELENA
Very few of the growing number of lawmakers taking state jobs appear to be complying with a largely forgotten ethics law requiring proof that such arrangements don't lead to double-dipping, a survey by The Associated Press has found. The law requires that legislators and other public officers who simultaneously hold two public jobs must report the amount received from each job. It is aimed at making sure they don't get paid twice for the same working hours and requires the disclosure be made right after taking the second job and annually thereafter...