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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:54pm

Ethics Debated At The GOP Convention

Ethics will be a hot topic for the heavy hitters at the annual Georgia GOP convention in Columbus this weekend.

Party leaders will decide whether voters should see an ethics question on the ballot in July.

Multiple GOP districts voted last month to put a question about ethics reform on the ballot in July’s Republican primary. That could make it harder for Republican leaders in the legislature to ignore the issue. An Ethics reform package died this legislative session without a public hearing or a vote.

Republican Senator Josh McKoon of Columbus sponsored the now dead bill that would have put a $100 dollar cap on lobbyist gifts to lawmakers:

“I would anticipate that the resolutions committee would take action on some sort of ethics resolution in the committee meeting and then tomorrow when they present their report to the convention, that the convention would adopt a resolution of some kind.”

A tea party leader just filed a new ethics complaint against Republican Senator Don Balfour of Snellville on Thursday, accusing him of improperly seeking business reimbursements

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