UNDATED (NewsDakota.com) – Although first established in 2018, it wasn’t until earlier this year that the North Dakota Ethics Commission welcomed its first executive director.
The Commission is still working on finalizing procedures for dealing with complaints and penalizing guilty parties. However, under the guidance of its new director, it will be looking at ethical misconduct and deciding whether the commission will be responsible for dealing with the disputes associated with the funding of political campaigns.
At the start of the year, North Dakota’s legislative session was also discussing measures to deal with a range of ethical issues — from medical marijuana to gun-carrying. However, at the heart of many ethical dilemmas is money and the often undue power and influence that it can yield. As a consequence, investment for individuals and the funding of organizations are now under greater scrutiny.