Gov. Sebelius invested in coal power, but blocked new coal plant? Conflict for HHS but not Kansas?

News stories yesterday revealed that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius disclosed that she and her husband would need to divest investments in three stocks and a mutual fund to avoid a conflict of interest as HHS Secretary. This suggests many questions:

Why were some of these investments not a conflict of interest for Sebelius as Governor?  Are the conflicts of interest statements in Kansas of much value if none of Sebelius’ “problem” investments were ever reported when she was governor? Read the rest of this entry »