Intent on wiping their chambers clean of the toxic atmosphere that has permeated politics in the state Capitol and beyond for more than two years, Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford have made ethics, elections and campaign finance reform their top priorities for the 2013 legislative session that begins on Tuesday.
“My top priority is not a policy issue. It’s to create a tone,” said Weatherford, who, at age 33, is one of the youngest House speakers in Florida history.
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