Orlando Sentinel: Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature

Orlando Sentinel


By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau Chief
10:23 am, April 16, 2014
TALLAHASSEE — A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature.

An eclectic group of organizations, including the First Amendment Foundation, Common Cause and the Tea Party Network, held a press conference Wednesday to urge lawmakers in the final two weeks of session to pass proposals to allow the public greater access to meetings and records, banning local officials from lobbying on behalf of other clients, and mandating that elected officials live in their districts.

All three bills have stalled out in the Florida House. READ MORE

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