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Gift limits vetoed by Gov. Brown would have affected him little
Gift limits vetoed by Gov. Brown would have affected him little

In vetoing a bill restricting gifts to elected officials, Gov. Jerry Brown was acting on a measure that would have affected his own practice of accepting perks, but not by much. Like most elected officials, the governor accepts gifts, but few of the kind and size that would have been prohibited by SB 1443. The measure by Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) would have reduced the value of gifts that could be accepted by an elected official from a single source in a year from $440 to $200. It also would have banned gifts from lobbyists and lobbyist firms to the governor and legislators. The bill would have barred officials from many kinds of gifts, including tickets to professional sports...

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