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South Carolina Lawmakers Consider Weaker Ethics Reform Bill

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Lawmakers still consider an ethics reform law. Lawmakers still consider an ethics reform law.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Lawmakers are moving closer to approving a new ethics bill that is stripped of some of its toughest provisions.

Critics, like Governor Nikki Haley, asked lawmakers to disclose their sources of income but the bill will not reveal the amounts of money given.

The bill will keep oversight of house and senate ethics violations inside their chambers instead of granting the power to an independent body.

“There's no reason not to disclose our income. There's no reason for lawyers not to disclose their fees to the state. There's no reason why we can't have independent investigations," Haley said.

The bill is still waiting for a third reading in the senate which will address dozens of amendments.  Some lawmakers said the debate over those amendments had the potential to kill the entire bill.
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