Arizona legislators again say yes to free tickets
It's been a year since the Fiesta Bowl scandal embarrassed legislators, but at least some Arizona lawmakers still like their freebies.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have offered free tickets to legislators for the baseball team's first game of the season, and a team executive says at least 40 of the 90 state senators and representatives have accepted so far.
The Fiesta Bowl scandal included the disclosure that numerous lawmakers accepted free game tickets and trips that many didn't report.
The Diamondbacks' giveaway doesn't violate the state's general ban on giving gifts to lawmakers because the offer is made to all 90 members of the Legislature.
The team says it offers opening day tickets to legislators as part of an effort to make opening day a celebration for the community.