Lobbyists don't need encouragement to influence legislators

Published: December 13, 2013
Advertisement
;

Should lobbyists be allowed to give any money, meals or favors as they grease legislation through the Legislature? New ethics proposals allowing lobbyists to increase, from $100 to $500, the goodies per legislator to “influence” them is Ethics Commission Director Lee Slater's idea of updating ethics regulations. Additionally, Slater wants higher donation limits in state races. Really? I think they're doing plenty of damage now.

With the U.S. Supreme Court sanctioning no limits on wealthy and corporate donors, and with their ability to endlessly hide their true money sources, the last thing Oklahoma needs are even more green lights encouraging local lobbyists.

Elin Bhaird, Oklahoma City


Advertisement


Trending Now



AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Former OU coach Sunny Golloway goes off at Auburn
  2. 2
    Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant
  3. 3
    Tulsa World: Missouri’s Frank Haith positioned to become TU’s basketball coach
  4. 4
    Oklahoma football: Peyton Manning stops by Sooners film session
  5. 5
    VIDEO: A look at the Air Jordan XX9 in Thunder colors
+ show more