Friday, January 20, 2006

HB101 small step in right direction

An article in the Salt Lake Tribune discusses House Bill 101, titled "Lobbyist Gift Limits and Disclosure." This bill would require lobbyists (which is not a four-letter word) to disclose any gift over $5 given to legislators. As I mentioned in a previous post, if the public perception is that lobbyists have more influence than constituents, then changes must be made. This bill takes a small step in that direction. Rep. Dave Cox (R) - Lehi is quoted in the article as saying: "I have not seen a problem up here in this state at all." I wonder what state he was in when he said that.

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