Sen. Don Gaetz doesn’t like the sound of no. On Monday the Senate Government Oversight and Accountability Committee voted down his anti-corruption bill.
So on Tuesday, the Niceville Republican inserted all of the bill’s provisions into another bill. Then he persuaded the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee to approve the proposal on a 7 -3 vote.
“Nothing excites me more than a good fight,” said Gaetz about how he resurrected a seemingly dead proposal. The measure would make it easier for state attorneys to prosecute bribery, bid-rigging and fraud in government.