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Lawmaker wants legislators out of lobbying business for minimum five years


Last updated 2/21/2019 at 11:21pm

A Riverside County lawmaker said that legislation she introduced to bar former legislators from going into the

lobbying business for at least five years after they leave office would elevate ethical standards and minimize undue influences.

“We must limit the abuse of authority and exploitation of our positions as legislators,” Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, said. “Residents in my district don’t believe the current restrictions go far enough. It’s wholly inappropriate for former legislators, on both sides of the aisle, to exert influence on important matters they...

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