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Updated: 12/18/2013 08:00:02AM

Ethics reform results good; more in 2014

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As the government watchdog group Integrity Florida approaches its third year of policing the ethical lapses of public officials and exposing the state’s institutional weaknesses, it released its year-end report on progress and remaining obstacles. We applaud the nonpartisan organization for its efforts and results.

The influential magazine Florida Trend named ethics reform one of its “12 Best Ideas For a Better Florida in 2014,” and profiled the group started by Dan Krassner and Ben Wilcox in 2011. It echoed Integrity Florida’s call for building on recent strengthening in ethics reform, including allowing the Florida Commission on Ethics to independently begin investigations and increasing penalties for violations.

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