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New Campaign Finance, Ethics Rules Become Law

Ashley Lopez: Gov. Rick Scott signed bills into law that will reform some of the state's campaign finance laws and enact new ethics rules for public officials in the state.
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Are Florida’s Ethics Reform Bills Too Weak?

Ashley Lopez: An ethics law expert says a provision in the Florida Senate's ethics reform bill would allow a state lawmaker to shield conflicts of interest from public disclosure.
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Experts, Advocates Warn Ethics Reform Bill Too Weak

Ashley Lopez: Organizations ranging from tea party groups to the liberal Progress Florida have banded together to oppose a bill intended to improve the state's ineffective ethics rules. The ethics bill doesn't go far enough, these groups say.
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Florida Senate Committee Weakens Ethics Bill

Ashley Lopez: A Florida Senate bill intended to improve ethics rules passed unanimously in committee -- but only after legislators stripped out a provision that would have prohibited current state lawmakers from lobbying the governor immediately after they retire.
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Sweeping Ethics Reform Moves Forward In Florida Senate

Ashely Lopez: On Tuesday, an ethics bill aimed at addressing Tallahassee's "revolving door"-- the movement of government employees from lobbying firms to the positions they lobbied -- cleared a Senate panel.