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Debate over conflict of interests in the legislature

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Some thought it was a question of ethics. The FOX 5 I-Team found a state senator, who is also a pharmacist, who introduced a bill that could benefit pharmacists.
Senator Buddy Carter, who is running for Congress, told FOX 5 he probably would not do it again. But on the last day of the session, Senator Carter was trying to keep the bill alive. And legislative lawyers issued an opinion that what he did was not a conflict of interest.
Senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell talked with a good government group and an ethics professor. Both think the legislative view of what is a conflict – is misguided.
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