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Does Bill McCollum have a conflct serving on SBA?




When it comes to the board that supervises state public investments, Florida is different. It may be the only state that has its attorney general double as an investment fund trustee. Ethics watchdogs say it's an inherent conflict of interest: The state's top law enforcement officer and top legal adviser cannot provide independent legal advice to a board that he sits on.

(Story here) Read about how McCollum's office backpedaled on why it wouldn't join a nationwide task force probing lobbyists for investment firms.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:19pm]


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