So the chairwoman of the new Tennessee legislature's ethics committee left that position when it came out that she had accepted a $200 "birthday present" to gamble with in nickel slot machines. Dream big! Didn't resign her office, just left the ethics committee.
Her replacement says...
"I don't see a need for it even though I'm on it."
"Some of the lobbyists are my friends. You see them in the evening, and you have dinner with them because your family's not there."
NO, Rep. Favors, lobbyists dine with you because they WANT SOMETHING FROM YOU.
You have dinner with lobbyists because you WANT SOMETHING FROM THEM.
Rather surprising, Rep. Favors is pretty new but I suppose she knows already how to get along.