January 17, 2013 12:00 AM

Optimism for ethics, campaign reforms in Florida

In a refreshing turnaround, Florida's Legislature -- long known for pay-to-play politics with special interests -- appears to be serious about campaign and ethics reform. Both Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford are taking strong steps toward tightening the state's notoriously lax laws. After decades of failed efforts at reform, this could be the game-changing year.

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