The Center explores ethical issues in campaigns, conflicts of interest, gifts to officials, transparency, budgeting, and other areas of government ethics.
What is Government Ethics?
Commentary on Government Ethics
The public’s right to know vs. the candidate’s right to privacy
When does candidate research cross the line?
Earned media favors sensationalism
Should news outlets replay campaign ads?
Politicians and the press
Punching a journalist impedes democratic process.
Government Ethics Programs
Public Sector Roundtable
Share best practices in government ethics with other public servants and seasoned government officials during this quarterly meeting brings city and county officials and representatives of special districts.Learn More
The Center partners with the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the University of St. Thomas to present the State Legislative Leaders Summits, which offer sessions on ethics in government. We also host a Government Ethics Academy, which fulfills California state ethics training requirements.Contact Us About Training