Gov. Nathan Deal credited the news media with ethics legislation as he signed it into law Monday.
“The issue of ethics is something that you in the media led the charge on,” he told reporters gathered in the Capitol for the brief ceremony.
Media reports included calls from groups like Common Cause and various Tea Party organizations that pushed for restrictions on lobbyists. Both political parties happened to put straw-poll questions about lobbyists’ gifts on last summer’s primary ballots.