Rep. Rich Glorioso: Gift ban was “worst thing that ever happened”

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Rep. Rich Glorioso, R-Plant City, said during a farewell speech that the lobbyist law – meaning the gift ban – is “the worst thing that ever happened.” He said it was silly to think a lobbyist could buy him a dinner and influence his vote “but he could sure educate me on the issue,” said Glorioso.

Glorioso also said he thought eight year term limits were too short – because legislators are just learning the process in six or eight years and urged lawmakers in the future to consider extending term limits to 12 years.

Via The News Service of Florida.

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