Senate focuses on ethics reform

January 6, 2010 | 4:59 p.m. CST
President Pro Tem Charlie Shields (center) answers a reporter's question during a press conference with Sen. Kevin Engler, majority floor leader, before the start of the General Assembly session on Wednesday. Key issues discussed revolved around ethics and campaign contributions, changes in taxes, and the senate's relationship with the governor. "We've got challenging times — we have to work together," Engler said.

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