There are relatively few safeguards against a legislator’s potential conflict of interest turning into an actual conflict of interest.
January 14, 2013 | by Erica Grieder | Ethics
The eightieth session began with a Speaker’s race, ended with a Speaker’s race, and was consumed in between by the usual mix of nuanced issues and nasty politics. Along the way, a handful of lawmakers put the common good ahead of all else. And a handful of lawmakers didn’t.