The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has released more than a dozen recommendations to encourage greater compliance with the state’s ethics laws and to improve the process of enforcing those laws. The report, titled “Toward Stronger Ethics,” looks at both existing laws as well as legislation that will be considered during the current legislative session in Baton Rouge.

Among the recommendations by the nonpartisan, good-government group: clarify which entities — the Board of Ethics, the Ethics Adjudicatory Board or state courts — have jurisdiction over various aspects of campaign finance law; giving the Ethics Board the right to appeal decisions rendered by the Adjudicatory Board; changing the rules governing term length and service on the Ethics Board. In all, PAR released 14 recommendations regarding state ethics law.

Read the full report here.

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