By the AJC Editorial Board
Benign neglect (noun) — “An attitude or policy of ignoring an often delicate
or undesirable situation that one is held to be responsible
for dealing with.”
That dictionary definition describes a favorite tactic used by politicians to quietly tamp down unpopular sentiments, perceived problems or other matters that they just wish would go away. Actions, or inaction, used to handle these matters include stonewalling, waiting out the storm, putting unwanted legislation on a slow path to a certain demise, and so on.
That should not happen with ethics reform in Georgia. The march toward more-stringent rules governing lobbyists’ interactions with lawmakers and state officials mustn’t stop.
Read what the editorial board has to say, along with commentary by Jon Sinton, Chair of Common Cause Georgia. Also, check out what Georgia lawmakers had to say on the subject.
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