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Universities defend lobbying costs; opponents say practice misuses public money


Ashley Landess, president of The South Carolina Policy Council, a conservative think tank in Columbia pushing for more transparency in government, said neither state nor federal taxpayers’ money should be used to pay for lobbyists. “It’s a conflict of interest against the people,” she said. “As a taxpayer, I might be paying a lobbyist to fight for something I don’t agree with.”

Landess called the argument that legislators need lobbyists to educate them absurd. “Their job is to know what bills they’re voting on,” she said.



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Written by SC Policy Council

September 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Posted in News & Media

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