Plain Talk: Republican Senator Says Democrat Complaints About Ethics Legislation Are “Posturing”
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Some are now saying the legislation emerging in Bismarck has too many loopholes. “I would fairly describe it as posturing,” Hogue said of the complaints. He noted that Senator Tim Mathern, a Democrat from Fargo and member of Measure 1’s sponsoring committee, offered implementing legislation earlier this session which contained the same alleged loopholes.
“He proposed a bill in the Senate. It didn’t address these loopholes he’s talking about now,” Hogue said.
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