No Hugging, Please, You’re Regulators.
Capitol observers were startled last week when at least on Office of State Ethics staff members embraced state Senator Gayle Slossberg after a bill the agency champions passed the upper chamber. At least pretend to keep some distance between the regulators and the regulated. That’s especially important now that Slossberg’s troubling role in “emergency” legislation to benefit Milford and a case her husband has represented the town on may be the subject of an ethics complaint.
Some believe that if Slossberg is the subject of a complaint she ought to step aside as co-chair of the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee. The Senate, however, has long failed to police the ethics of Democratic members. Nevertheless, the hugging on the floor has to stop.