Georgia ethics bill "gutted" by legislature after state ranked last in 'ethics enforcement'Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|When this newspaper [Atlanta Journal Constitution] noted last week that a new report judged Georgia to have the weakest anti-corruption laws in the nation, state Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, pushed out a photo of the front page headline via Twitter. On Tuesday, the Senate Rules Committee gutted a measure sponsored by McKoon that merely paired a few lawmakers with citizens interested in tougher ethics laws to form a study committee.
The civilians were stripped from the committee, and membership reshuffled to eliminate McKoon...
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