Monday, January 30, 2006
Storch bill would curb gifts from lobbyists
A bill filed by Rep. Rachel Storch, D-St. Louis, would limit gifts from lobbyists to Missouri legislators, according to an article in this morning's St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
I would suggest we go even further. Why set a limit at $50 for lobbyist gifts. Can anyone give me a good reason why legislators should accept any gifts at all from these people. Stopping the gift gravy train would do nothing to prevent lobbyists from coming to legislators' offices and making their case.