Ethics Commission http://wlrn.org en Ethics Commission Refuses To Close Complaints Against Miami Lawmaker http://wlrn.org/post/ethics-commission-refuses-close-complaints-against-miami-lawmaker <p><a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/Representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4461&amp;SessionId=61" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, hasn’t put his issues with the Florida Commission on Ethics behind him.</span></p><p>Fresen is refusing to pay a $1,500 fine related to his work as a legislative aide in 2003. He was fined because he didn’t file a required financial form.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:41:36 +0000 Gina Jordan 25244 at http://wlrn.org Ethics Commission Refuses To Close Complaints Against Miami Lawmaker Ethics Reform In Florida Called 'A Mixed Bag' http://wlrn.org/post/ethics-reform-florida-called-mixed-bag <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the </span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Miami Herald Town Hall meeting last month, Barbara </span>Ricano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from Sunrise wanted to know:</span></p><blockquote><p>“After so many ethics violations and repeated ethical issues involving campaigns and elected officials, why are the consequences so minor? Why is there no real teeth to any of the penalties?”</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:05:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 10986 at http://wlrn.org Ethics Reform In Florida Called 'A Mixed Bag' Bill Would Give Ethics Commission More Power With Expansive Overhaul http://wlrn.org/post/bill-would-give-ethics-commission-more-power-expansive-overhaul <p></p><p class="p1">A Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that supporters called the most expansive overhaul in decades of the rules elected officials must follow, even as the measure obscured what could be a battle with the House over campaign finance laws.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Brandon Larrabee 8200 at http://wlrn.org Bill Would Give Ethics Commission More Power With Expansive Overhaul