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VOTE FOR ETHICS

California voters have approved sweeping ethics and campaign finance reforms. The results ought to inspire members of Congress still stalling similar measures.

Proposition 112 won an impressive 62 percent of the vote. It forbids the flow of influence money to state lawmakers' personal bank accounts. Its central feature is a ban on speaking fees from favor-seekers.Voters want cleaner government. One way or another, they'll send reluctant members of Congress the message.