Gifts Reported by Legislators
Fewer General Assembly members reported they had accepted free meals, entertainment and other gifts during the most recent six-month disclosure period.
Just over half of 140 state legislators reported receiving at least one personal gift valued at more than $50 between November 2015 and April 2016. That is down from 62% from the same period in the previous year.
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Note: It's difficult to compare one year to the next because of changes to gift reporting laws and regulations. For instance, a $100 cap on some gifts from lobbyists took effect on January 1, 2016.
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In addition, legislators are required to disclose "Payments for talks, meeting and publications" that exceed $200. These include some dinners, entertainment and travel that legislators do not report as "gifts" because these events helped educate them about issues or enhanced their knowlege and skills as a legislator.
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Aug. 17, 2016