corruption http://wkms.org en Study: Kentucky Among Most Corrupt States For Spending http://wkms.org/post/study-kentucky-among-most-corrupt-states-spending <p></p><p>A&nbsp;<a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12212/abstract">new study</a>&nbsp;suggests that states with high levels of public corruption like Kentucky tend to spend more money on capital construction projects and police protection at the expense of social services.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:12:41 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41184 at http://wkms.org Study: Kentucky Among Most Corrupt States For Spending Ethics Panel Approves Richie Farmer's Plea Deal http://wkms.org/post/ethics-panel-approves-richie-farmers-plea-deal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Executive Branch Ethics Commission has approved an agreement with former two-term Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer to resolve administrative charges related to his management of the department. That agreement is part of an overall deal that will also resolve government corruption charges pending in state and federal court.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:51:37 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 34716 at http://wkms.org Ethics Panel Approves Richie Farmer's Plea Deal Richie Farmer Reaches Plea Deal, Could Get 2 Years http://wkms.org/post/richie-farmer-reaches-plea-deal-could-get-2-years <p>Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in a government corruption case that would put him in prison for two years.</p><p>Farmer's political career came crashing down during a 2011 bid for lieutenant governor, when complaints began to surface about his management of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:22:53 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 34631 at http://wkms.org Richie Farmer Reaches Plea Deal, Could Get 2 Years Federal Court Denies Former Illinois Governor's Appeal http://wkms.org/post/federal-court-denies-former-illinois-governors-appeal <p></p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:16:02 +0000 The Associated Press & Todd Hatton 20349 at http://wkms.org Federal Court Denies Former Illinois Governor's Appeal Public Corruption Risk High in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/public-corruption-risk-high-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 http://wkms.org