Hispanic caucus gone fishin' for lobbyist money
The Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus has gone fishin' this weekend and hopes to reel in some big bucks to pay for its operations. The deep-sea fishing excursion, which offered "title sponsorships" at $15,000 a pop, was originally planned for late May (see flyer), but was pushed back. The fishing tournament has revived a long-running discussion about whether lawmaker-controlled charities are simply a way to sidestep the 2006 gift ban. The full story is here.