What a free dinner buys you

A generation ago, “legislative ethics” couldn’t pass the straight-face test. Olympia lobbyists looked as if they fell out of a Thomas Nast cartoon of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall, roaming the veined-marble committee rooms of the Legislative Building, checkbooks in hand.  

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