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Supporters collect signatures for ethics initiative

Posted - Feb. 20, 2010 at 3:30 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of Utahns went door to door Saturday morning collecting signatures on a petition targeting legislative ethics.

"It feels wonderful to be doing something about something you believe in," says signature coordinator Irene Fisher.

Residents of Senate District 4 knocked on doors in the Holladay area to get valid signatures from people who want to vote on a legislative ethics initiative this November. Organizers say the initiative would help create a more responsible government.

Supporters of an ethics initiative on the November ballot asked neighbors for support.
Supporters of an ethics initiative on the November ballot asked neighbors for support.

"One way we think that we could improve our government is to adopt a code of ethics to guide legislative action," Fisher says. "We think responsible legislators would want to have that kind of guidance."

The initiative would do several things, including placing limits on campaign contributions and how they're used.

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