TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An ethics research group says Florida doesn't require public officials to disclose enough about their personal finances.
Integrity Florida released a report Monday urging Florida to follow the lead of Louisiana by requiring officials to disclose more details that could show if they have conflicts of interest or are profiting from their public service.
The organization also is calling for Florida to join 27 other states that post financial disclosure statements online to truly make them public.
Integrity Florida executive director Dan Krassner said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made financial disclosure reform a priority and his state now ranks best in the nation.
Krassner said Louisiana now is using that ranking as a lure to help attract new businesses and jobs.
The Center for Public Integrity ranks Florida 26th.