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Lobbyist paid Deal's trip to La. schools

Gov. Nathan Deal sidestepped his own executive order banning most gifts from lobbyist when he allowed a pro-charter schools group and top contributor to the state GOP, StudentsFirst, to pay for a legislative fact-finding trip to New Orleans last month.

The two-day trip for Deal and other officials, estimated to cost $14,336, offers fresh evidence of how elastic Georgia's ethics policies can be in the hands of the elected officials who make them.

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