The Senate today placed new restrictions on reporters who plan to cover the ethics inquiry involving Sen. Scott Bundgaard.Read More »
The panel of senators investigating whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached ethical rules split along partisan lines today, with Republicans adopting a higher standard of proof that could make it more difficult to remove the Peoria Republican from office.Read More »
Questions swirled during last Tuesday’s Senate ethics committee meeting about how to conduct the Bundgaard ethics trial.Read More »
An attorney for state Sen. Scott Bundgaard demanded Monday that three of five Senate Ethics Committee members be disqualified from hearing a complaint against the lawmaker involving a February domestic violence incident.Read More »
A full-blown ethics inquiry is rare, but it is not unprecedented. So, while the senators investigating whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached the chamber’s ethical rules have a lot of questions about how to conduct the trial, old Senate records actually provide plenty of guidance.Read More »
A panel of senators investigating allegations that Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached Senate ethics rules will meet on Sept. 20 to settle some key questions about how exactly to conduct the public trial.Read More »
Gould and Landrum Taylor’s votes in favor of holding a formal investigation of Bundgaard were expected, so observers at yesterday’s meeting were most interested to see how Biggs and Yarbrough would vote.Read More »
Sen. Scott Bundgaard avoided a criminal trial, but a decision today by his colleagues to hold a full-blown ethics investigation ensures he won’t escape the political wringer.Read More »
A full-blown investigation of Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s infamous freeway fight seemed certain to take place when an ethics complaint was filed against him last month.
But one member of the ethics panel won’t be around when the committee meets today to decide whether to proceed with an inquiry. And that missing vote could neutralize efforts to investigate Bundgaard.
In 2011 politics, there were no dog days of summer. In fact, there was hardly time for us political reporters to catch our breath, as the stories seemed to multiply every week.Read More »