The ethics and campaign finance reforms the Legislature sent Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday are not as wonderful as Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford portray them.
The campaign finance changes, in particular, don’t do enough to ensure that Florida voters can follow the money flowing to parties and candidates. Overall, though, Senate Bill 2 on ethics and House Bill 569 on campaign finance represent progress, and Gov. Scott should sign them. Florida being Florida, of course, even ethics bills get caught up in power plays.
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