03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Ritter's Staff Can Eat For Free At Certain Events: Ethics Commission

Gov. Bill Ritter's staffers can accept meals or tickets worth more than $50 at events where he is speaking if their presence is "reasonably necessary" to help the governor, the state ethics commission said Tuesday.

The 4-0 decision from the Independent Ethics Commission creates the latest exception to Amendment 41, a gift ban approved by voters in 2006.

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