Mon April 21, 2014
Indiana Lawmaker's Ethics Hearing Scheduled for This Week
The Indiana House Ethics Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing this week to determine whether a powerful House Republican violated ethics rules by lobbying against a measure that would have cost him and others millions of dollars in potential profits.
Some fellow lawmakers say House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner privately lobbied against a proposed ban on the construction of new nursing homes during the final hours of the 2014 session. The measure was defeated.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma called for the ethics review last month, following reports of Turner's actions.
The committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday.
Turner has said he did nothing wrong and that he complied with all ethics rules.
Turner holds an ownership stake in his son's nursing home construction company, Mainstreet Property Group.
Investors earn returns of up to six times their stake on some projects.