Greg has done an excellent job keeping everyone informed about the ethics/lobbying efforts. I felt that needed a new home. From the N&O:
All together, the new rules would:
* Eliminate many perks of privilege -- ACC tickets, expensive dinners and golf trips provided by lobbyists and their clients.
* Stop the practice of spending campaign money on cars, computers or cash to family members.
* Limit the influence of lobbyists on raising campaign money for lawmakers and top state officials.
* Impose new criminal penalties for those who break the rules: Lie about your financial interests on a public disclosure form and face a felony. Hide them and face a misdemeanor.