An eight-student panel says the Utah Legislature has a poor image when it comes to ethics and needs to adopt comprehensive ethics reform. The Weber State University Student Ethics Committee interviewed members of the Legislature’s Ethics Committee as well as examining ethics practices in other states over a three-month period. They concluded that the Utah Legislature needs to make four changes to strengthen ethics. The changes that need to be made include formation of an independent ethics commission, adoption of campaign finance limits, implementation of more stringent lobbying guidelines, and adoption of an independent re-districting commission.
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