Amid conflict-of-interest allegations among Vermont public officials, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he supports the creation of a state ethics commission.
“The governor would support an ethics commission,” the governor’s spokesman, Scott Coriell, said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Coriell said the governor’s stance was not in response to two ethics issues involving current and former members of his administration, nor to remarks Lt. Gov. Phil Scott made recently about his construction business winning state contracts.
“Had he been asked before all this, I’m sure he would have supported it as well,” Coriell said.