By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | An ongoing ethics investigation at the Statehouse has elected officials twitchy, looking over their shoulders in attempts to figure out what’s coming. For the second time in two dozen years, there’s a dark pall looming over the legislature.
But if you think everybody who works on the Statehouse grounds is corrupt, you’d be wrong. Most are hard-working, good people trying to make a difference in a place where a culture of coziness can lead some to fall from grace.
Last year, the state Supreme Court gave authority to First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe to continue a state grand jury investigation that started with the downfall of former House Speaker Bobby Harrell in 2014 over misuse of campaign funds.