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Break Lobbying rules in NC and you can get a slap on the wrist

The News & Observer reports By a nearly unanimous vote, 106-3, House members tentatively banned lobbyists and their clients from giving big gifts to legislators. Violators could face a misdemeanor charge, a two-year ban on lobbying and a civil fine of up to $5,000 per violation. Nearly?  Nearly, what’s up with this?  Why such a wimpy fine?  We are talking about possibly influencing millions and millions of dollars and the find is $5,000? This is clearly a start but it should be looked at is only a start.  The Legislature should put some real teeth into cleaning up corruption at the state

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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