Don Balfour sees no need for ethics reform. I guess that he sees the fact that an ethics complaint was filed against him this week for billing per diem and mileage expenses that are “questionable” demonstrates that the current system is working.
Among the many items passing through Balfour’s fiefdom of the Senate Rules committee today was a resolution sponsored by Josh McKoon (R-Going to get primaried by the status quo loving establishment) which would have set up an ethics study committee composed of 5 Senators and 4 activists involved in Georgia’s ethics alliance.
The rules committee, by subsitute, has eliminated citizen input. They also chose not to name McKoon as one of the Senate appointees. Instead, Balfour himself will serve on this “study” committee.
Spoiler alert: The study will show that the system works just fine for Don Balfour.