Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Corn Plans To Ban Agency Lobbyists

Senator Kenneth Corn, D-Poteau, today won approval for a proposal to ban state agencies from hiring lobbyists.
Corn’s proposal was an amendment to Senate Bill 454 by Senator Anthony Sykes, R-Newcastle, to prohibit the use of state funds for lobbying. The measure, as amended, was approved by the full Senate Appropriations Committee.
“I want to commend Senator Sykes for filing his bill, and for allowing my amendment to be included. Public funds are supposed to be used by state agencies to provide specific services and programs—not to hire lobbyists,” Corn said.

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