CT Nonprofit Head Fined $10,000 for Failing to File as Lobbyist

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November 17, 2011; Source: Hartford BusinessIn Connecticut, the Office of State Ethics has fined Jon Green of Connecticut Working Families for not registering as a lobbyist and not wearing a badge when making more than 100 visits to lawmakers. The good news is that sick-leave legislation he was pursuing was eventually signed into law. The $10,000 is one of the biggest fines levied by that office in the six years of its existence. Green has agreed to pay the fine and also let the OSE office know if he spends more than 10 hours lobbying. He is also required to log all of his contacts with state employees and officials, and has to make that log available to OSE on request.—Ruth McCambridge