According to Aaron Sheinin at the AJC, Speaker Ralston is presenting his plan now:
Ralston said they’ve already made substantial changes this year, including eliminating the controversial “hawks” system, and letting the media back on the House floor.
“We made the House more transparent, more inclusive,” Ralston said. “I’m very proud of that.”
Ralston said the “best police force to public officials is the public. They are assisted by the media and assisted by others.”
I still firmly believe that the most important issue to come out of this session is substantial ethics reform. These guys have one chance to get it right, and time is growing short.
All of us on the front page at Peach Pundit will have a lot more to say about this as we move toward the close of this session, but today it’s your turn.
What do you want in an ethics package, and how important to you view this topic relative to the other business the General Assembly is considering?