Pay to Play (on Committees)?

Authorities are allegedly investigating a scheme to provide committee chairmanships in exchange for campaign contributions, according to this report.

The investigation into alleged political favors dates at least to 2008, when House Speaker Rod Jetton, R-Marble Hill, was in charge of the chamber. Jetton, who did not seek re-election last year because of term limits, said he had not been contacted by the FBI and had “absolutely not” asked any lawmakers to make campaign donations to get committee assignments or to have their bills heard.

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