April 24, 2015
A new Nevada Ethics Commission opinion could provide ammunition to those who want to block public employees from serving in the Legislature or other elected offices.
In the decision, the Ethics Commission said it doesn't have a clearly defined rule against such situations, and each should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Several legislators hold jobs with local governments and pass legislation that affects the governments.
In the opinion, the Ethics Commission found that Kathleen Ancho, a secretary to the Lander County sheriff, couldn't also serve as a Lander County commissioner because "she would be serving two masters" and that would, "at the very least," appear improper.
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