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It's legal for Oregon lawmakers to sponsor, vote for bills that benefit their occupations

March 26, 2017View for printing

No laws were broken when Rep. Rob Nosse failed to mention his employer is the main backer of a bill he shepherded through the state House this month, according to the Legislature's top lawyer.

That lawmakers can keep silent about their employer's ties to legislation or financial windfalls they or their families might reap and still be in the clear has some good government advocates questioning if state law does enough to safeguard against abuses of power.

By Gordon R. Friedman

gfriedman@oregonian.com

Full Story: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/i ... t_rule.html
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