Politics & Government

August 27, 2008 7:11 PM

All delegates are equal, except N. Carolina state officials

North Carolina's Democratic delegates moved through a morning buffet line this week, enjoying a free breakfast courtesy of AT&T. All, that is, except a handful of state legislators and staffers. They paid $22 for the same plate of bacon, eggs and fruit. The reason is a "gift ban" included in a new state ethics law that governs what legislators can accept from outside parties.

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