California legislative leaders lavished with trips, booze, and sports tickets

The state Legislature's top 4 leaders accepted $60,000 in gifts last year, according to the required annual reports they filed yesterday.

The gifts included:

  • Sports tickets
  • Expensive meals
  • Golf games
  • Travel to foreign countries

Creep Kevin de León accepted the most amount of gifts.  He took in 60 of them, worth a total of $24,381. His gifts included trips to Morocco, El Salvador, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

It doesn't end there, though.  He also got $3,100 in expenses at the Pebble Beach Golf Resort from the Association of California Life and Health Insurance Cos. and the Governor’s Cup Foundation in exchange for speeches.

Plus he got:

  • Free tickets toSea World
  • Free tickets to The Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Free tickets to a Rose Bowl game
  • A $50 cigar from the Sacramento County Labor Council

Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes from Yucca Valley accepted gifts worth $19,955 which included:

  • Dinners
  • A game ticket from the San Francisco 49ers
  • $880 in golf games, half of it paid for by the state prison guards union

His biggest gift was $11,077 in travel expenses for a study trip to Germany and the Czech Republic paid for by the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy.

Democratic Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon got 63 gifts totaling $12,949.  He got $5,680 trip to China paid for by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, $1,000 in art from Assembly staffers, and a $68 bottle of scotch.

Senate Republican leader Jean Fuller from Bakersfield reported 29 gifts worth $2,942.  Fuller's gifts included $763 in travel expenses from the California Independent Petroleum Association to give a speech at a conference in Newport Beach.

After reading all of that, all we can say is that we're not surprised that slimy Kevin de León accepted over $24,000 in gifts.

While he's telling illegals it's okay to steal your identity, he's busy partying around the world.


Read more at the LA Times.

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