Indiana ethics panel eyeing action on Turner

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A panel of House lawmakers is considering how to respond to one of their colleagues who fought legislation behind closed doors that would have cost him millions in profits.

The House Ethics Committee is set to decide Wednesday afternoon whether House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner violated any ethics rules.

Turner lobbied behind closed doors against a nursing home construction ban that would have stalled development of multiple projects he is invested in through Mainstreet Property Group. Mainstreet Property documents obtained by The Associated Press show Turner had more than $4 million in profits on the line through his ownership stake in the company.

Turner did not attend a previous ethics hearing on his actions. He has said in written testimony that he has done nothing wrong. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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