Ethical challenges need oversight if R.I. is to improve reputation

MANAGING  ETHICS: Lawyer and House Minority Leader Brian C. Newberry doesn't support strengthening the authority of the state ethics panel over state lawmakers. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
MANAGING ETHICS: Lawyer and House Minority Leader Brian C. Newberry doesn't support strengthening the authority of the state ethics panel over state lawmakers. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
Last week Providence Business News spoke with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, and a major theme of the question-and-answer cover story involved how the speaker was planning on dealing with the legislature's reputation for having ethically challenged members. This week, PBN talks with House Minority Leader Brian C. Newberry, and it would seem that Mr.…
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