In keeping with the series that began last week, the second question on Republicans’ July 31 primary ballots reads as follows: “Do you support ending the current practice of unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators by imposing a $100 cap on such gifts?”
Do you support ending the current practice of unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators by imposing a $100 cap on such gifts?
Total Voters: 161
As much as I’ve written about ethics reform, I have not done a Poll Position question about this issue. No time like the present, right?
For background, you can read here, here, here and here, among other columns. But the gist of the issue is that, unlike almost every other state, Georgia does not limit gifts from lobbyists to legislators. We do have some pretty strong transparency laws, which at least allow us to see who is getting what, from whom. The question is whether transparency is enough.
I’ve been arguing that it isn’t. But now y’all get to weigh in on the issue: Should there be a $100 cap on these gifts? Answer in the nearby poll and the comments thread below.
– By Kyle Wingfield