House committee supports tougher limits
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 14, 2010
A House committee has voted to put tougher spending limits on lobbyists and the people who hire them to influence public officials.
The Senate had passed a bill to prohibit lobbyists from spending money entertaining a public official, but it put no spending limit on the people who hire the lobbyists.
The House Ethics Committee rewrote the bill Monday to keep lobbyists at zero and place a $100 a year limit on the people they represent.
The bill now goes to the full House.