Disclose lobbyist-lawmaker text messages?

Should lawmakers who receive text messages or emails during meetings be required to disclose them?  Here’s a report mentioning a San Jose law and potential action in San Francisco on this topic.

The notion that certain high-powered lobbyists have access and influence with certain politicians is no secret in Sacramento; their whispered conversations in the hallways and at fund-raising events make that clear. But there is a qualitative difference between a lobbyist buttonholing a legislator in the corridors and sending a text or e-mail when he or she is in a chamber or committee seat reserved for members only.

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