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In recent months, two senators have taken leaves of absence to fight criminal charges, and two Sacramento lobbying firms paid record-setting fines for violating lobbying laws. Senate Democrats, saying the events had prompted their action, unveiled
March 6, 2014 Following a spate of ethical problems to hit the state Capitol in recent months -- including two senators taking leaves of absence to fight criminal charges, and two lobbying firms paying record-setting fines for violating lobbying laws
This report argues that China needs to move from a growth model appropriate for a period of "catch up" to one driven by efficiency and innovation. The year of 2013 witnessed the ongoing China's economic transition, just like what the report indicated.
On Tuesday, it is possible the Livingston City Council, at the request of Mayor Pro-tempore Gurpal Samra, will direct members of the city staff to study the possibility of placing a measure on the ballot changing the term of mayor from a two-
Wu Wei is a former Chinese official who in the 1980s was heavily involved in developing the Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang's plans for measured political reform. Mr. Wu also served as a secretary to Bao Tong, the senior aide to Mr. Zhao. Those
00 am Holding an election is not the only answer and that a checks-and-balances mechanism is needed. Hence, the upcoming election should be an election for reform, Kittipong Kittayarak, permanent secretary at the Justice Ministry, said at a seminar
The Democrats have to make a difficult decision on whether to contest or boycott the general election on February 2, while caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is reportedly feeling disheartened and is unsure about continuing her political
If nothing is done, a new government would always face protests from the other side. Although all agree that reform must be achieved, disputes are ongoing as to whether the February 2 election should be postponed and the reform held first, or not.
He claimed that the existing rules of election has opened ways for vote buying which was the cause of corruption. Once some laws have been rewritten, some articles in the Constitution have been amended in accordance with the political reform, the
Meanwhile, more than a dozen medical societies called for the setting up of a political reform body before the election, saying that corruption must be addressed. Buri Ram Senator Taweesak Kitbanjong, who led the group, said all sides should step