Hey, legislators. Check out Brummett. The point of ethics legislation isn’t so much how things are as how things look. And when it looks like a bill to delay the revovlving door from legislator to lobbyist faces death because it would apply to current members, it appears to tell you everything you need to know about the legislature’s ethical standards.

Of course, there is so much more to worry about. The legislator hired by a human services agency for, as best I can tell, no reason but to hold a legislative chair to look out for those various human service interests. The legislator who created state contract set-asides for his brother’s busines, which then promptly sends some of the business to the legislator. And on it goes.

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