Ethics Commission voices support for agency administrator GOP legislators seek to oust


The state Ethics Commission Thursday unanimously signaled its confidence in agency Administrator Brian Bell as Republican lawmakers continue to push for his ouster.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, has refused calls for a public hearing on Bell and Elections Commission Administrator Mike Haas ahead of planned confirmation votes Jan. 23.
The Ethics Commission, split evenly between Dem and GOP appointees, discussed having a public hearing of its own so the public could weigh in on Bell's work. But Dem appointee Jeralyn Wendelberger's motion did not receive a second.
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