LAST CALL: Note to lobbyists: your presents are not welcome in CA

Sign of the times? Lobbyists looking to garner goodwill in the halls of the CA legislature are increasingly being met by placards declining gifts, even those in those lovely, blue Tiffany boxes.

Sign of the times? Lobbyists looking to garner goodwill in the halls of the CA legislature are increasingly being met by placards declining gifts, even those in those lovely, blue Tiffany boxes.

"Though we appreciate your generosity, we are not able to accept gifts. Thank you,

reads the posting on Democrat Carol Liu's door, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

Other missives are a tad more vague. "We appreciate the generosity of all gifts brought to this office. We'll gladly accept all gifts that we can legally receive that other members refuse,

was one.

We're assuming that such austere political morality doesn't extend to cash contributions - or national government. And to clarify PRWeek's gift policy, all we ask is that you refrain from the tacky and traceable.

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