Bob Wieckowski enjoys Game 2 of the ALDS
with a gift from an Oakland business.
The premium tickets were gifts, according to statement of economic interests forms filed this week. But, a state senate bill currently in committee this week may soon prohibit state lawmakers from receiving gifts such as tickets to sporting events and other activities unrelated to their jobs.
The A’s playoff tickets were gifts from Edward Kangeter, the CEO of Oakland’s Custom Alloy Scrap Sales. While Bonta reported the cost of the tickets, including a parking pass, at $225, Wieckowski listed his as $375.
|Rob Bonta in the same seat for Game 3.|
The volume of gift receiving was noticeably light last year as greater attention has been focused on the amount of swag and perks lawmakers receive from lobbyists and special interests. State Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett’s statement of economic interest report is mostly a collection of dinners and galas costing between $50 and $425. Similar reports were filed by State Sen. Loni Hancock and Assemblymembers Nancy Skinner and Bill Quirk. Members of the Assembly all reported receiving personalized jackets as $74.75 presents from Assembly Speaker John Perez.