A house committee approved a 'free ticket' ban to sporting and cultural events today (I guess they finally figured out what 'sporting and cultural' meant).
Rep. Karen Carter Peterson of New Orleans offered an amendment (read loophole) to allow lawmakers to accept tickets to local high school and charitable events, but withdrew it.
But . . .
Senate President Joel Chaisson, the bill's handler, said that he will work on an amendment (read loophole) to allow legislators to attend some local events when the bill is debated by the full House.