The ethics bill, battered during a partisan display by the House majority a week ago, is headed toward final passage today. A compromise bill that has trashed the extraneous amendments added in the House last week has come up for debate in the Senate. A minor wording glitch has forced the Senate to take a break until the problem can be solved but final approval in the Senate is expected this afternoon, sending the bill back to the House.
Gov. Nixon also touched on the ethics debate during a news conference in his office.