Ethics in Government:
Elected officials serve the people. They manage the resources of others. Along with this trust, there is an expectation from the public that they will practice fairness and equality. They are also expected to maintain openness in their workings to ensure that they are operating within the public’s perception of what is “right.” This idea of power and control conflicts with the underlying principle of being a servant to the general public. When an elected official abuses or mis-uses this position of power, trust and control, they may legally or illegally be unethical in their activity. Hence, it is the public who is then taken advantage of. Since the government has no money, it is the public that pays all. So, how does Arizona rate on the issue of Ethics? See the linked article from Harvard and scroll down to the state comparisons.