Lobbyists may have to report value of meals they buy for lawmakers

Staff writerSeptember 25, 2013 

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Staffers at the state Public Disclosure Commission are recommending a new way for lobbyists to report how much they spend on state legislators' meals.

A new form lobbyists could use to report their spending would require them to say whether they bought a lawmaker a cup of soup or an expensive steak, Austin Jenkins of Northwest News Network Reports.

Jenkins and the Associated Press reported last year that many records of lobbyist-paid meals don't say how much was spent per person.

The PDC will consider the changes proposed to the report form for lobbyists' spending at a meeting this week, Jenkins writes.

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