We have ethics training in Illinois, now all we need is ethics!

Ironically, 5 years ago this month, Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich signed the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (“The Ethics Act”). (www.illinois.gov) He is now facing possible removal of office and potentially serious legal consequences for alleged unethical and illegal behavior. One feature of this Ethics Act is the requirement that all state employees…

Ethics Shmethics! Spitzer Resigns!

According to the AP (http://www.associatedpress.com/) New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, announced his resignation today in the midst of his alleged involvement in a prostitution scandal. Once deemed the ‘Sheriff of Wall Street’, Spitzer seemed to be living with a massive disconnect from his personal life and professional obligations. My January newsletter, “The Ethics Update” (…