Ethics

July 4th Expenditures

Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July!  Remember that expenditures made over the holiday for the benefit of a public official or employee who files a financial disclosure statement are reportable on the May – August 2012 … Continue reading

2012 National Meeting Guidance Memorandums

Planning to attend a meeting or conference of a national organization to which the State of Ohio pays membership dues? The 2012 National Meeting Lobbying Expenditure Guidance Memorandum and the 2012 National Meeting Financial Disclosure Statement Reporting Memorandum are now available … Continue reading

Perspectives on Lobbying Registration CLE Materials

The materials for the June 20, 2012 Perspectives on Lobbying Registration CLE are now available at www.ohiolobbying.com.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Legislative Inspector General at 614-728-5100.

January-April 2012 Reporting Deadline

Reminder:  Tomorrow (May 31st) is the deadline for filing all lobbying Activity and Expenditure Reports and updated Post Employment Disclosure Statements for the January-April 2012 reporting period.

2012 Memorial Tournament

The 2012 Memorial Tournament is just a few weeks away.  For information on access badges and other expenditures associated with this event see the OLIG memo here.

Invitations to participate in surveys/focus groups

Occasionally, legislative employees receive invitations to participate in focus groups or surveys.  Often, the group asking the employee to participate offers a monetary incentive or gift (i.e. an honorarium) in exchange for the employee’s participation.   While legislative employees are not … Continue reading

Looking for a Legislator’s Financial Disclosure Statement?

The Office of the Legislative Inspector General makes all financial disclosure statements filed with our office available for public viewing via the internet.  To access the financial disclosure statement of a current or former Member or employee of the General Assembly visit … Continue reading

2011 Financial Disclosure Statement Filing Deadline Approaching!

April 16, 2012 is the deadline for Members of the General Assembly who were not candidates in the March 6, 2012 primary election, as well as employees of the General Assembly, to timely file their 2011 Financial Disclosure Statement. A … Continue reading

2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament™

Recently, multiple rounds of the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament™ were held in Ohio cities as well as in nearby Pittsburgh, PA.  The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee would like to remind both lobbyists and the employers of lobbyists as well as … Continue reading

2011 Financial Disclosure Statement Update

Financial Disclosure Statements for candidates for the General Assembly appearing on the March 6, 2012 primary election ballot are currently being processed.  These statements are available on our website www.ohiolobbying.com by selecting ‘Ethics’ from the menu bar, clicking ‘Financial Disclosure’ … Continue reading