April 21, 2013 12:00 AM

Editorial: Ethics bill missing one key ingredient: enforcement

AT ITS BEST, an ethics law prevents public officials from serving their own personal interests or the interests of their campaign donors at the expense of the public interest. It does that by requiring full reporting of potential conflicts of interests, outlawing some behaviors that involve conflicts and creating a muscular enforcement mechanism with serious penalties.

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