Congress votes to override D.C.'s 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia's governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And D.C., Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.
Being an elected official has its perks. But the voters who elect our leaders expect those perks won’t be abused, and that those leaders will abide by a code of written and unwritten ethical guidelines. We look at recent controversies surrounding local elected leaders, and explore the intersection of politics, power and personal ethics.
- Andrew A. Green Opinion Editor, The Baltimore Sun
- James Thurber Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University
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