Critics of Excessive Lobbyist Gifts to Legislators Speak Out [Photos]

Panelists at the Sandy Springs community meeting include a State Senator and a member of the Georgia Tea Party Patriots.


Citizens concerned over lobbyist gifts received by Georgia lawmakers attended a panel discussion on ethics reform, Tuesday.

The event was hosted by Common Cause Georgia at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church. Common Cause Georgia, a citizens group focused on transparency and ethics in government, wants lobbyist gifts to legislators limited to $100.

The panel included State Sen. Josh McKoon, Julianne Thompson with the Georgia Tea Party Patriots and Jim Walls of Atlanta Unfiltered. William Perry, executive director of Common Cause Georgia moderated.

Click photos to see the panelists’ comments. Also,


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