Lawmakers Ethics

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - State Assembly Democrats are
introducing several measures designed to put more teeth into
ethics-in-government rules - including a "three strikes" plan to
oust public officials for three or more ethics violations.

The proposed constitutional amendment is sponsored by all 27
Democrats in the 42-seat Assembly.

Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley has made ethics reform a top
agenda item. The Las Vegas Democrat says the past year was one of
"scandal, shame, indictments and dishonor" and the public's trust
in government must be restored.

Assembly Minority Leader Garn Mabey of Las Vegas says his caucus
was not given the opportunity to sign on to the measure, but said
he supports looking at ethics legislation.

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