Washington Legislative Ethics Board on $18 sandwich issue

An AP report out of Washington discusses the state’s Legislative Ethics Board interest in box lunches provided to lawmakers.

The Legislative Ethics Board threw out a complaint against state Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and others who invited travel writer Rick Steves to the Capitol in October to talk about several topics, including marijuana. But legislative administrative leaders said the lawmakers who ate the free lunches should pay the state the value of the food because it could be considered part of the $90 a day spending allowance they receive.

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