State sets new rules on free tickets to lawmakers
State regulators set new rules requiring more disclosure of free tickets for lawmakers.
The state Fair Political Practices Commission approved the new rule for elected officials when they are attending events to hand out a proclamation or represent City Hall. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently cited his performance of ceremonial duties as the reason he had not disclosed tickets to dozens of concerts, awards shows and ballgames.
The new rule is meant to shed light on who might be trying to gain the favor of an elected official by giving them tickets to the Oscars, a Dodgers game or a Lady Gaga concert.