My Own Ethics Proposal
Here's my own proposal to deal with lobbyist gifts and reporting. All gifts of any value including meals must be reported BY THE LEGISLATOR within 24 hours of receipt. The report must include: Name of Legislator Name of Lobbyist ALL clients of the lobbyist Description of gift and its value (including meals) All legislation that intersects with any of the lobbyist clients. The Government must post the report to the Internet by the end of the following business day after receiving the report from the Legislator. That's right. Take all the gifts you want. Have fun with the paperwork.