Is there time for ethics reform in the final three days of fall veto session?
House Republicans think so. They are preparing a number of bills to be called sooner rather than later. Among the new bills would be one to force full disclosure of conflicts of interest and another would ban General Assembly members, spouses, and immediate live in family from paid lobbying work with governmental units. Republican Rep. Tim Butler says much can be done even in a short amount of time to address recent ethical lapses.
The Governor wants to get something done too. But it remain to be seen just how many bills can be passed in three days.