Arizona Senate shoots down bans on lobbyist gifts to legislators

State integrity news for Arizona, from the Arizona Capitol Times:

The Arizona Senate is rejecting a series of ethics measures proposed in the wake of the 2011 Fiesta Bowl scandal.

One of the proposals voted down Thursday would have banned lobbyists from giving free meals to legislators. Others would have prohibited campaign contributions by lobbyists to legislators or candidates for the Legislature and barred legislators from accepting free trips or tickets to sports or entertainment events.

Read the rest of the story at the Arizona Capitol Times.

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