Colorado Ethics Watch finds direct legislative influence from David Brennan’s political donations

And don’t doubt we would see the same thing here if Ohio Governor Ted Strickland wasn’t beating the drum about vetoing expansion of charter schools. From Colorado Confidential: The report released this week by Colorado Ethics Watch chronicles the ethical transgressions of some of Colorado’s most colorful political characters over the last year. Highlights of…

[updated] The OH AG Marc Dann Don’t Know Where to Start Post by ePluribus Media; calls to resign

Excellent coverage by John Michael Spinelli. No suprise. Thanks for your hard work, John. Calls for resignation so far: Tribune-Chronicle (editorial board) Ohio.com (Ohio GOP) Middletown Journal (Kevin DeWine) Canton Repository (editorial) Update: The Dayton Daily News w/hattip to Modern Esquire, particularly for his pointing out how the DDN chose Subodh Chandra in the primary…

Dispatch offers view of how Stankowski, Stout feel about AG report

From the Columbus Dispatch: Stankoski and Stout said they felt vindicated by the findings and the recommendation that their former supervisor, Anthony Gutierrez, be fired, but didn’t feel the discipline goes far enough. “I’m relieved,” Stankoski said. “I came here to start a career…I was once proud to say I worked for the attorney general.…

[update] Video of Ohio AG Marc Dann press conference, text of Ben Espy-Jules Pfeiffer Investigation, testimony transcripts

Many thanks to The Plain Dealer. The press conference of Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann regarding an internal investigation triggered by employee complaints related to sexual harassment can be viewed here. The written report prepared by Ben Espy and Jules Pfeiffer related to the same complaints can be read, along with transcripts of testimony given…

Ohio Attorney General Office Investigation Wrap-up; awaiting ODP response

Just put in “marc dann” in Google News and you will see more than you can ever consume in news about today’s announcements. Here’s a live-blog of the end of Ben Espy’s press conference and all of Marc Dann’s conference (no links yet to the press conference or transcripts or the report itself yet). I…

[update] OH AG fires friends cum staffers Jennings & Guitteriez

Anyone need a place to live? From the Columbus Dispatch: Two top employees of Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann were fired and a third has resigned because of an internal investigation of sexual harassment complaints released this morning. The two longtime Dann friends who shared a Dublin-area condo with him were fired: Anthony Gutierrez, his…