July 6, 2020 •
Louisiana Lobbyist Expenditure Limit on Food, Beverages Increases
Lobbyists in Louisiana can now spend a bit more on wining and dining state lawmakers and other public officials.
When the new budget year began July 1, the lobbying limit on food and drink for a public official edged up $1 per person, per occasion.
The new limit per person at an event is $63.
When the lobbying cap was first enacted, the limit was $50 per occasion.
However, the 2008 law that sets the limit allows annual adjustment tied to increases in the federal consumer price Index for food and beverages.
That index rose 1.8 percent in the last year.
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