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Kentucky Lawmaker Would Bar Editorial Writers, Cartoonists from Floor

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· Story link Kentucky State Rep. Jim Gooch is pushing legislation which would classify editorial writers and cartoonists as lobbyists,…

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Kentucky State Rep. Jim Gooch is pushing legislation which would classify editorial writers and cartoonists as lobbyists, barring them from the House and Senate floors while lawmakers are in session. Gooch’s proposal follows various editorial cartoons last year which were critical of him. The Kentucky Press Association called Gooch’s bill an clear violation of the First Amendment. (2/13/08)