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Ga. lawmakers get luxury-box tickets to Dome

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ATLANTA — State records show that Georgia lawmakers have been given thousands of dollars in tickets so they could watch football games, pro wrestling matches and monster truck races from a luxury box.

A review of lobbying records by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that the Georgia World Congress Center gave away the tickets, and that some of the recipients are on a little-known legislative committee that oversees the state authority.

The Georgia World Congress Center is seeking to boost its borrowing limit as part of a deal to build a $1 billion retractable-roof stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.

Republican state Rep. Jimmy Pruett of Eastman, a member of the committee overseeing the World Congress Center, said a ticket to a Falcons game “does not affect my opinion one way or another.”

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Insider Information 11/13/12 - 12:33 pm
Of course tickets to the

Of course tickets to the Georgia Dome won't affect lawmakers' decision to build a new dome.

Just like Masters tickets don't affect our city commissioners decisions either.

Wink. Wink.

Jane18 11/14/12 - 12:43 am
Common Sense? What Common Sense!

Well, Mr.Jimmy Pruett, let me tell you accepting these expensive tickets, it "affects my opinion" of all you so-called lawmakers. Honest to goodness, is there any politician that cannot or will not accept "gifts"? And, as far as that billion dollar retractable-roof stadium for the Falcons.....HAVE YOU PEOPLE LOST YOUR MINDS?

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