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Ethics Committee Reviewing Indiana Lawmaker's Actions



Indiana's House Ethics Committee will review whether a Republican state representative violated House conflict-of-interest rules by arguing against a nursing home moratorium -- and whether those rules should be revised. 

Speaker Brian Bosma has asked the six-member ethics panel to review the actions of Republican Eric Turner in closed-door G-O-P caucuses. 

But the speaker has also asked the panel to review House rules which call on legislators to abstain from votes that could benefit them financially. 

Turner did abstain -- but it‘s his son who has a financial interest, as a developer of eldercare facilities. 

And the rule doesn't appear to address actions other than voting.