The General Assembly tackles a serious problem.

Georgia’s got a new lobbying law that will cut off lobbyists from giving Georgia’s politicians free college football tickets, starting next year.  That should give the towering intellects in our General Assembly enough time to figure out how to game the new system.  I have no doubt they’ll come up with something, as some are already hard at work on the matter.

There are unresolved questions. Shafer, R-Duluth, said he wants advice from Statehouse lawyers on whether employees of Georgia’s higher education system are legally considered lobbyists. If they are not lobbyists, they would not be subject to the spending rules.

GATA, Mr. Shafer.

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6 responses to “The General Assembly tackles a serious problem.

  1. DawgPhan

    guessing lots of people will be picking up some jobs in higher ed.

  2. Normaltown Mike

    I don’t know if they still do it, but a certain county located in and around Sanford stadium used to purchase season tickets for the County Commissioners.

    County bid-ness, of course.

  3. W Cobb Dawg

    The same people who brought us billboards every 1,000 feet along every road in the state.

  4. Comin' Down The Track

    Sickening.

  5. 79dawg

    The crazy thing is the University already pays lobbyists to lobby the General Assembly on its behalf, as do tons of cities, counties, the Board of Regents, etc… Your tax dollars at work at all levels…