State to proceed with ethics investigation of Fletcher administration members

The State Executive Branch Ethics Commission decided Friday to move forward with an investigation into members of the Ernie Fletcher administration despite a sweeping pardon three years ago by the former governor.

The Fletcher administration hiring scandal that led to criminal charges against the governor and members of his staff centered around potential violations of the state’s merit system law, that governs hiring practices and protects employees from personnel changes based on politics.

Check out the Courier-Journal and the Herald-Leader for the story.

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