Episode 26: Talk About Ethics
This episode examines how voters in Tallahassee are saying no to corruption in city politics by limiting the influence of money in local races. Gomes talks with the city’s Ethics Officer, Julie Meadows-Keefe about what they are doing differently to enforce stronger ethical standards. Plus the city’s first in the nation move to allow voters to get up to a $25 tax rebate for campaign contributions is serving as an example to boost civic engagement.

Gomes also talks with retired Tallahassee Democrat reporter Bill Cotterell about Florida’s Commission on Ethics and its history of having little to no enforcement authority.

As former President Jimmy Carter undergoes treatment for brain cancer, Bill Cotterell reflects on his time covering the former governor of Georgia and discusses his legacy as the nation’s 39th President.

And is Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio playing too nice? Donald Trump seems to think they need to get a little more realistic.

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A weekly podcast focusing on the people and stories shaping Florida politics produced by Trimmel Gomes an award-winning journalist and former statewide news director of Florida Public Radio. Gomes hosted its flagship program "Capital Report" and created the public affairs program "It's About Florida." Gomes is political commentator and regular political contributor to WTXL ABC 27 in Tallahassee.


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