Deep thoughts: can you really put a value on a ticket?

That’s partly the focus of this LA Times report on a brewing controversy over officeholders’ acceptance of tickets.

Heather Holt, the ethics panel’s director of policy and legislation, said the public has an interest in knowing what tickets are provided and the ceremonial duties that helped a politician avoid paying for them. Still, some members of the commission voiced doubts about an additional proposal, also recommended by Holt, to require elected officials to leave a concert or game once they have finished performing their ceremonial duties.

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