Commissioner Tara Reardon, Nepotism, and Ethics In New Hampshire: How Could This Happen?

State integrity news for New Hamshire from SII partner New Hampshire Public Radio:

Employment Security Commissioner Tara Reardon resigned amid allegations that she hired her daughter as an intern, then had her laid off in order to receive unemployment benefits.The situation has focused attention on New Hampshire's ethics laws, which are weaker than those of many other states.

In the nationwide State Integrity Investigation, New Hampshire received an “F” in ethics enforcement.

Unlike many other states, New Hampshire does not allocate funds specifically for its ethics agency. And the state's nepotism law leaves a lot open for interpretation.

Read more from New Hampshire Public Radio.

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