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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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New Year’s Resolution: Clean Government

Ralph De La Cruz: Florida's resolution for 2011 should be for the state legislature to implement recommendations from the statewide grand jury investigating corruption.