Carol Weissert, director of the LeRoy Collins Institute, discusses an examination by the institute and Integrity Florida of how counties have dealt with public officials' conflicts of interests and financial disclosure. Photo by Bill Cotterell.
As Florida's legislative leaders try to tighten up ethics standards in the state Capitol, they would do well to look at what some scandal-scarred counties have done, a pair of government study groups said Thursday as they released a detailed assessment of ways how public officers can combat conflicts of interests and improve financial disclosure.
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