Rulings: Daniels can lobby as Purdue president

By: Newscenter 16 Email
By: Newscenter 16 Email

Two state ethics rulings have concluded that Governor Mitch Daniels can lobby the state legislature for university funding and other related matters once he becomes Purdue University's president next year.

After Daniels was elected to the job back in June, qestions were raised about whether a one-year "cooling off period" required by the state ethics code would apply to him when he takes over at Purdue.

But opinions released on Friday by state officials found that no restrictions will apply to Daniels when he assumes Purdue's presidency.

Despite the two non-binding opinions in his favor, Daniels has requested further clarification on all rules that apply to his exit from state government.

He plans to take office at the West Lafayette school in January after completing his second term as governor.

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