Georgia Voters Support Lobbyist Gift Limits - State and Federal Communications

August 1, 2012  •  

Georgia Voters Support Lobbyist Gift Limits

Flag of GeorgiaRepublicans and Democrats voted overwhelming to limit gifts from lobbyists to lawmakers. The issue was among several nonbinding questions appearing on Republican and Democratic primary ballots.

The vote will not change state law, but it may put political pressure on lawmakers to enact gift limits. Unofficial results show 87 percent of Republicans voted to cap gifts at $100, while 71 percent of Democrats voted in support of setting some kind of limit on what lobbyists can spend.

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