Spending taxpayer money to get more taxpayer money? The Star Tribune posed this question after a report released by FFM on the true cost of local government lobbying.
Said FFM Vice President Jonathan Blake:
“Local governments are spending millions of tax dollars to lobby for millions more,” Blake said. “When local governments use taxpayer money to lobby legislators in St. Paul, they are required to report those activities to the state. We should require the same level of transparency when local governments lobby policymakers in Washington.”
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Our full report can be found here.