Impact of new lobbyist rules on Utah lawmakers’ waistlines

Here’s a story about the impact of new lobbyist rules in Utah.

Now that lobbyists have to report the names of lawmakers who accept meals costing more than $10, accepting a free lunch or dinner may be less appetizing.

“Nobody wants to see our names in the paper,” said Senate Majority Leader Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City. “So, as a result, it’s like, ‘Look, does that hamburger or steak mean that much to me?’‚ÄČ”

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