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ConsortiumInfo: State Lobbying in the Age of Abramoff

Jan 30, 2006, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"It has been interesting observing how lobbying works at the state level as the ODF situation has developed here in Massachusetts. The types of antics that those who log in their expense vouchers on K Street engage in normally seems far away from most state capitals, but I expect that's because the level of scrutiny is much lower in the provinces than within the Beltway.

"At issue is whether the legislature will approve an amendment to an economic stimulus bill that would take IT policy power away from the state's own Information Technology Division (ITD) and transfer it to a politically appointed task force..."

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