Political Gifts

Accrding to the Associated Press, the following California lawmaker has acknowledged that he failed to report gifts received in 2008:  

Sen. Dave Cox, R-Fair Oaks, failed to report a $390 ticket to the Holiday Bowl college football game between Oregon and Oklahoma State from Pacific Life Insurance Co.

Cox said he has amended the report and is working with the Political Practices Commission to resolve the matter.

Cox also failed to report $101.17 in food and beverages paid for by the California Professional Firefighters. He has agreed to a $400 penalty.

The following Lawmaker has an outstanding case with the Commission:

Assemblyman Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, failed to report a $59.90 Keith Urban concert ticket and an $89.50 Sacramento Kings basketball ticket from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians.

Also $195 for Sea World tickets from Anheuser-Busch and $282 for Disneyland tickets from the Walt Disney Co.

His chief of staff Laura Ortega said that Berryhill is disputing the violations.

Posted in Mark Truppner.