S.270, S.337 – Lawmakers’ spouses can’t be elected to judicial office

Two bills (S.270 & S.337) would prohibit the spouse of a sitting lawmaker from being elected to judicial office, and this extends up to a year after that lawmaker leaves office. This ban only applies to judges elected by the General Assembly, but as SCPC has reported, that’s nearly all of them. The current practice […]

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S.295 – Steep penalties for using public office for personal gain

S.295 would make it a felony for public officials and employees to use their office for personal gain. This would include the enrichment of themselves, friends or family members, and would also extend to influencing government decisions that could benefit them or an associated business. Penalties would include a minimum five-year prison sentence and fine […]

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