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Bill would once again OK lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers

BrawleyIn North Carolina, state law (see G.S. 138A-32) presently makes it illegal for lobbyists to give anything of value to state legislators. Lobbyists can’t buy legislators a pricey dinner, a round of golf, or yes, even a cup of coffee.

Well, that may be about to change.

WRAL.com reports that Republican Rep. Robert Brawley filed legislation Tuesday that would once again allow legislators and legislative employees to accept gifts from lobbyists.

To see what was struck from the current ethics reform statutes regarding gifts, click here.

Rep. Brawley chairs the House Finance Committee and serves as vice-chair of the Insurance Committee.

4 Comments


  1. david esmay

    April 10, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Yeah, expanding corruption is always a good idea.

  2. love my state

    April 10, 2013 at 10:30 am

    we’ve been sucked into a vortex

  3. david esmay

    April 10, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Brawley is one of Ralph Reed’s acolytes and snake oil salesmen. Through Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, he goes around telling true believers that the invisable guy in the sky is going to send them all to a really hot nasty place if they don’t adhere to his rules, but he really, really, really loves them and…. he needs money.

  4. david esmay

    April 10, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Brawley is one of Ralph Reed’s acolytes and snake oil salesmen. Through Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, he goes around telling true believers that the invisible guy in the sky is going to send them all to a really hot nasty place if they don’t adhere to his rules, but he really, really, really loves them and…. he needs money.

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