November 17, 2011; Source: Hartford Business | In 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
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Ruth is Editor in Chief of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.