Reid would seek tighter lobbying, ethics laws

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Rory Reid says he would tighten Nevada lobbying and ethics laws if elected.

In a policy statement issued Thursday, Reid said if Nevada wants to attract new businesses and restore its economy, it needs to create a foundation of trust.

Among other things, Reid says he would work to end lobbying by legislators, extend Nevada's "cooling off" period to two years, require ethics training for all state employees and lobbyists, and impose penalties for violations.

Reid also pledged "transparency" in state government, saying he would make his official schedule public and hold regular news conferences and town hall meetings.

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