Lobbyist gift-giving in Georgia

gaThe resignation of Glenn Richardson has sparked interest in lobbyist gift-giving in Georgia, according to this report.

Richardson’s spectacular fall from power, culminating Thursday in his resignation from the speaker’s post and his House seat, highlights anew the culture of coziness between lobbyists and lawmakers in the Georgia Capitol. That culture is fueled by money, access to power and, some say, influence peddling that favors the lobbyists with the most generous expense accounts.

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