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March 1, 2021
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(wgvu) - A state lawmaker wants to prevent public
intermediate school districts and K-through-12 schools from using
taxpayer money to lobby government officials.
The legislation would restrict the hiring of a lobbyist or
lobbying agent, or the hiring of a consulting or public relations
firm if the services are being used for political purposes.
The upcoming legislation is sponsored by Representative Fran
Amos, a Republican from Waterford.
Lobbying is a growth industry at the state Capitol.
At least 17 school districts and intermediate school districts
reported lobbying expenses to state officials last year.
That's almost twice as many as in 2001.
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