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Ralston bill: Ban gifts, ID pre-session donors, empower ethics panel

Ralston bill: Ban gifts, ID pre-session donors, empower ethics panel
January 29, 2013 --

Jan. 29, 2013 — House Speaker David Ralston today called for banning most lobbyist gifts to lawmakers and, for the first time, requiring legislators to immediately disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions collected just before they convene each year. The speaker also introduced a bill to restore rule-making authority to the state ethics commission.