ATLANTA (AP) -- If the Georgia General Assembly approves in the upcoming session a proposed ethics reform measure it could endanger an important fall tradition for lawmakers -- free football tickets.
If Georgia and Georgia Tech have good seasons lawmakers could also lose free tickets to bowl games. The proposed ethics reform includes a lobbyist gift ban that could include football tickets.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the games are an important lobbying tool for big state schools since lawmakers vote on a state budget.
Some say lawmakers should get rid of the free tickets all together. But others argue that the tickets are a way to get lawmakers on campus and give them a look at what the schools are doing.