Despite the $173 per diem Georgia legislators get to cover daily expenses, and despite nominal attempts at ethics reform, lobbyists have been asked to spring for the lunches during the Senate majority chairmen's weekly meetings.
Does this mean that in addition to the $300 fee a local activist will have to pay to talk to legislators, they'll also have to spring for the legislator's lunch? I doubt they're willing to go quite that flagrant this early in the game, but given the overall crazy factor in the Georgia GOP I can see that coming.
On a scale of one to ten this barely registers as a two with me in importance, but it does show that the GOP Senators in Georgia are chomping at the bit to get this annoying ethics stuff out of the way and go back to the system of perks to which they've become accustomed.
The full story is in the AJC story by Krisina TorresLobbyists asked to sponsor Senate lunches