The Florida Senate unanimously passed an imperfect ethics bills. The House could improve it. Unfortunately, the House also could gut it, which several representative seem eager to do.
Senate Bill 2 would keep legislators from being able to morph instantly into lobbyists, as last year’s House speaker and Senate president have done. SB 2 keeps the existing two-year ban on lobbying former colleagues in the Legislature and would make ex-legislators wait two years before they could lobby the executive branch — the governor and department heads.
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