Montgomery County Commissioners pass ethics code

After more than two hours of heated debate the Montgomery County Commissioners voted two-to-one to adopt ethics code reforms. The final decision bans partisan political activity by certain county employees that hold influential positions. The dissenting vote came from Bruce Castor who says the measure is politically motivated. Commissioner Chairman Matthews and Commissioner Hoeffel denied the allegations and maintained that the code is designed to set up restrictions and protections for county employees. District attorney Risa Ferman spoke at the meeting and stated she felt her department is being targeted through the code and says she is prepared to take legal action against the decision.