At the WLRN Miami Herald Town Hall meeting last month, Barbara Ricano from Sunrise wanted to know:
“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?”
Members of the ethics commission have complained that while they have the ability to fine office holders who commit violations, they don’t have the authority to collect those fines.
Florida Senate President Don Gaetz wants to change that.