BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The amount lobbyists can spend on wining and dining state lawmakers and other public officials is going up July 1.
The Advocate reports that the rate will go up from $56 to $57 per occasion, based on the law that sets the limit.
The 2008 law allows increases based on the federal Consumer Price Index for food and beverage. When the law was enacted, the cap for each occasion was $50.
The Louisiana Board of Ethics, which monitors the situation and decides the increases, voted to boost the limit based on the CPI rising 2.6% in the past year.
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