Turner and Ethics Review of Nursing Home Moratorium Vote
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Mar 24 2014 3:56PM
The House Ethics Committee will review whether a Republican state representative with ties to Grant County violated House conflict-of-interest rules by arguing against a nursing home moratorium, and whether those rules should be revised.
House Speaker Brian Bosma has asked the six-member ethics panel to review the actions of Republican Representative P. Eric Turner in closed-door G-O-P caucuses. But the speaker has also asked the panel to review House rules which call on legislators to abstain from votes that could benefit them financially. Turner did abstain from the vote, but it‘s his son who has a financial interest, as a developer of eldercare facilities. And the rule doesn‘t appear to address actions other than voting.
Turner is originally from the Gas City area and part of his district includes Grant County.