Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lawmakers unveil Hatch Act update -

A group of lawmakers has proposed an update to the law governing federal employees' political activity. The Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012, introduced by Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), exempts state and local employees from a ban on running for political office and would allow for a range of penalties other than automatic suspension for minor violations.

Lawmakers unveil Hatch Act update -

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