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Turner says he didn't break Indiana House ethics rules

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:17 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — A powerful Indiana Republican lawmaker says he didn't violate ethics rules during a nursing home battle this past session.

House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner said Wednesday he's confident the House Ethics Committee will determine he didn't break any rules.

House Speaker Brian Bosma has called for an ethics review following reports that Turner had lobbied in private against a nursing home ban that would have hurt his family's business.

House Ethics Chairman Greg Steuerwald said the committee could meet as soon as the second week in April to consider Turner's case.

Turner's son develops nursing homes throughout the state and his business would have suffered under a construction moratorium that was under consideration. The ban died in the final days of the session.