Turner Skips Hearing, Documents Claim No Misdeeds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Indiana House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner is avoiding the House Ethics Committee's review of his case but says he did nothing wrong in filings with the panel.
Turner attended a state budget meeting Wednesday about 5 miles from the Statehouse, where legislators took up his case.
The committee is deciding whether Turner broke rules when he worked privately to block legislation that would have cost his family's company millions of dollars in profits.
Turner fought a nursing home construction ban during the 2014 session. The Associated Press reported last week that Turner's ownership stake in Mainstreet Property Group means he earns upward of $1 million on each new nursing home that it builds.
House ethics rules limit official actions, but Turner's actions came during private meetings of House Republicans.