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‘LaPolitics’: Ethics revisions highly likely, committee created

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The members of an advisory committee reviewing Louisiana’s ethics laws sound optimistic, some even confident, that significant policy changes will be recommended to the Legislature—maybe even in time for the regular session that begins March 12.

A pair of legislators and key Ethics Board members are leading the committee. In separate interviews they expressed a shared interest in tweaking some of the Jindal-era “Gold Standard” policies that were adopted in 2008.

“I think there’s some sentiment for altering some of those things,” said Ethics Board member Peppi Bruneau, the chairman of the Ethics Review Committee and a former state representative who chaired the House Republican Delegation. “Like the smaller (disclosure) tier, and whether we need all that. We’re finding laws that were added just to get the state more points in those good government rankings”…

 

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