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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Davis comments on Riley ethics proposals

U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, a Democratic candidate for governor, released the following comments on Gov. Bob Riley's ethics proposals"

"Governor Riley is right to continue to make ethics reform a priority. When the Legislature reconvenes in January, I strongly hope that he will consider adopting the planks of my ethics platform, which are the strongest set of ethics proposals ever put on the table in our state. It is not enough to require full disclosure of gifts from lobbyists. We need to ban them. We also need to follow the lead of other states and cap campaign contributions so that a few power brokers can't wield disproportionate influence in campaigns. And we need to hold elected officials to the same standard voters face in the private sector. If you’re indicted for misusing your position, you are suspended and put on leave until you've been cleared of the charges."

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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