Ga. ethics legislation could end free tickets - FOX 35 News Orlando

Ga. ethics legislation could end free tickets

Posted: Updated:

If the Georgia General Assembly approves in the upcoming session a proposed ethics reform measure it could endanger an important fall tradition for lawmakers - free football tickets.

If Georgia and Georgia Tech have good seasons lawmakers could also lose free tickets to bowl games. The proposed ethics reform includes a lobbyist gift ban that could include football tickets.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the games are an important lobbying tool for big state schools since lawmakers vote on a state budget.

Some say lawmakers should get rid of the free tickets all together. But others argue that the tickets are a way to get lawmakers on campus and give them a look at what the schools are doing.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices