We have known for quite some time that we need meaningful ethics reform and if there was any doubt, the allegations facing Representative Gloria Fox solidifies that need.
According to the Boston Herald Fox used her position of authority to get a prison inmate a visit with his girlfriend. Regardless of whether or not these allegations prove to be true, situations like this cast a negative image on Beacon Hill and state government as a whole. The conference committee for ethics reform is scheduled to start meeting soon. Republican lawmakers will push to do all they can to make sure stronger rules are put on the books and those already in place are better enforced.
Click here to read the Boston Herald’s editorial regarding the allegations facing Fox.