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.

Listen to Senate morning debate 35:23 mp3

Gov. Nixon also touched on the ethics debate during a news conference in his office.

AUDIO: Gov. Nixon talks about ethics proposals [1:30 MP3]