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Ga. lawmakers given over $9k in football tickets

ATLANTA — Disclosure reports filed this week show state lawmakers have taken advantage of free football tickets over 30 times since August.

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has distributed $9,630 worth of free football tickets to state lawmakers since August.

Democratic Reps. Virgil Fludd, of Tyrone, and Rahn Mayo, of Decatur, have each received free tickets three times since August.

Georgia World Congress Center Authority representatives say the gifts to state lawmakers is a longstanding practice, and is not tied to the Falcons asking for a new stadium. The plan calls for the new stadium to be financed in part by state hotel-motel tax revenue. The proposal to build a new stadium also calls for the demolition of the 20-year-old Georgia Dome.

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kevin 1 year, 3 months ago

and you wonder why these same politicians will vote yes to a new stadium? Nice gifts and these folks have no problem taking these gifts. Why aren't tickets given to regular folks? Do the politicians get free college tuition gifts to give away to some constituent for college but instead give them to a family member instead?

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notblind 1 year, 3 months ago

Yes, the article's title should read "Georgia Lawmakers ACCEPTED Over $9k in Football Tickets." They DID accept these bribes.

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