Tue., January 29, 2013 8:27am
House Speaker David Ralston of Blue Ridge plans to introduce legislation Tuesday calling for a total prohibition on what lobbyists can spend while trying to influence legislators. Right now, lobbyists can give as many gifts as they like if they disclose their spending on lawmakers.
Tue., January 24, 2012 8:00am
Georgia Tea Party groups warned legislators Thursday that there will be consequences if they don’t pass ethics reform this session. They joined a broad coalition of reform groups at the State Capitol to watch as two lawmakers filed a new ethics bill.
Fri., April 8, 2011 1:43pm
Right now lobbyists don’t have to report what they spend on state employees or the family members of elected officials.
Mon., December 27, 2010 4:08pm
The next legislative session is a couple weeks away, but a law affecting lobbyists goes into effect January 1st. Some say it doesn’t go far enough.