Adam Beam writes an excellent article on understanding the problems with ethical conduct in South Carolina state government.
The rules are conflicting, the regulators often disagree, and there are too many of them.
And a lot of money is involved.
Critics say South Carolina needs to follow the lead of 26 other states and have one independent ethics commission set the rules for all political candidates. But most lawmakers say that would violate the state’s Constitution. And, they add, they have done a good job of policing themselves, an assessment disputed by others.