The Oregonian: Lax conflicts of interest rules let Oregon lawmakers keep quiet about their ties


"It sounds like the law itself is inadequate," said Brendan Fischer, an attorney at the Washington D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center, when briefed by a reporter on Orgon's conflict of interest laws. The non-profit center litigates in favor of more strict campaign finance and government ethics laws. "The public has a right to expect higher standards of conduct from their officials."