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Gannett public corruption bill now attached to broader Senate ethics package

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A controversial new ethics proposal backed by the Gannett chain of newspapers has just scored an advancement in its quest to become law. The so-called “anti-corruption” bill that would hold government contractors to standards now applied to many elected officials has just been adopted as part of Sen. Don Gaetz‘s SB 686, an omnibus ethics reform bill likely to pass this Session, according to legislative research service LobbyTools. Gaetz, who also carried the Gannett proposal as a stand-alone bill that ran…

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