Senate passes ethics bill

“This will give people better access to open records and strengthen the code citations for violations,” said Merle Flowers, R-Southaven, the primary author. “In light of the judicial bribery scandals… the public needs assurance that we are doing all we can to stop the wrong doings of public officials.”

The bill next heads to the House, where several pieces of legislation have been filed regarding ethics reform, most of them in the Rep. Ed Blackmon’s Judiciary A Committee.

Clarion Ledger