boptrot en Public Corruption Risk High in Kentucky <p>As is often the case with government reform efforts, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted ethics laws in response to an embarrassing scandal. &ldquo;BOPTROT&rdquo; was a federal investigation of the Kentucky legislature in the 1990s, so-named because it involved a powerful legislative committee, Business Organizations and Professions, and horse racing. It exposed 15 state lawmakers who sold their votes, some for as little as $100.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:49:25 +0000 Jacalyn Carfagno 17287 at