Florida has one of the strictest rules in the country for lobbyist gift-giving: an absolute ban.
And the state has one of toughest laws for campaign contributions: a $500 limit.
And yet, there’s a contradiction that everyone in Tallahassee seems to know about.
A lobbyist cannot buy a legislator dinner, or a cup of coffee, or a bottle of water. But a lobbyist can hand over a check for hundreds of thousands of dollars in a “CCE.”