A deal on gift caps (I’m not planning on calling this ethics reform anymore as it doesn’t address the actual ethical problems we’re dealing with at the dome) has been reached. Lobbyists can’t pay more than $75 per sitting to a legislator. Details still forthcoming – and by details we of course mean loopholes.
In that same bill, “citizen activists” will not have to register as lobbyists if they are unpaid and not reimbursed more than $250 of expenses from the organizations they represent. Good job “some of you” for making this debate about you instead of the items needed to add independence and elected officials’ accountability to our ethics code. This is an opportunity missed.
The gun bill appears stalled over campus carry. May stay that way per various twitter reports.
Ban on abortion coverage in state employee insurance plans may not come to term either.
The Senate just passed something dealing with online pornography but I’m sure the fine print outlaws Peach Pundit.
We’ll leave the rest of Sine Die coverage for now to this OPEN THREAD: