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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Fallons blast "sham" hearing on ethics complaint

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Last week the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee voted unanimously to
dismiss Ed and Lynn Fallon's complaint against State Senator Merlin
Bartz, who used his official website to promote this petition last
month. The petition sought to pressure Iowa's county recorders to
refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Fallons
contended that Bartz failed to comply with the Senate Code of Ethics,
which requires legislators to "encourage respect for the law." They
also questioned whether taxpayer money was used to support the website
where Bartz promoted the petition drive and urged volunteers to send
copies of their signature lists to the Iowa Family Policy Center.

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