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And now this:

Bill filed to allow lobbyists' gifts again
By Laura Leslie

Posted: 6 minutes ago
A veteran Republican state House lawmaker has filed a proposal to allow lobbyists to once again give unreported gifts to state lawmakers in North Carolina.

House Bill 640, filed by Iredell Republican Robert Brawley, would roll back many of the ethics reforms passed by state lawmakers in the wake of the Speaker Jim Black scandal of 2006.

The measure would repeal bans on gifts from lobbyists to lawmakers, and relax requirements that lobbyists disclose such gifts.

Brawley returned to the state legislature in 2013 after having served from 1981 till his retirement in 1998 — well before the current gift bans were enacted. He's currently a member of House leadership, serving as chairman of the Finance committee, an influential post that would almost certainly attract lobbyists' interest.

Brawley did not immediately respond to requests for an explanation of his proposal. We'll update here when he does.


Is this guy nuts? Does he think we forgot?
What a nutcase



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