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State ethics board is right panel to refine election law

Joan Vennochi, in her Sept. 1 op-ed column “The Dan Wolf exemption,” suggests that liberal politics is the reason for the outcry against the state Ethics Commission’s recent opinion regarding state Senator Dan Wolf. In fact, objection to the opinion is strongly bipartisan.

Republican state Representative Dan Winslow has joined me in proposing a new exemption to the law, as have 10 other legal heavyweights from both parties including former ethics commissioners and staff and two former attorneys general. Other prominent Republicans have also strongly objected elsewhere.

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