Attorney general changing Alaska ethics rules

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Posted: Dec 08, 2009 1:23 PM

Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan plans to change the state's ethics rules to fix problems brought to light by complaints against former Gov. Sarah Palin.

The Anchorage Daily News reports the changes would allow the state to pay some legal bills of public officials and establish when a governor's family members can travel using state money.

One of the reasons Palin gave for resigning in July was what she called frivolous ethics complaints.

The attorney general has the power to make the changes without approval of the Legislature. Sullivan released them Monday for a public review that lasts through Jan. 22.

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Information from: Anchorage Daily News.