California’s top bullet train consultant is suspended amid a state ethics review

Los Angeles Times

Ethics experts say such issues are often not black and white. An ethics issue begins if there is a “conflict producing interest” but requires that the conflict was foreseeable and that it is material or significant, according to Delaney Marsco, ethics counsel at Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan watchdog with a large legal staff that aims to hold public officials accountable.

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