Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Senator Tisei Weighs In On Fox 25 Investigation of Government Lobbyists

In the private sector, conducting business is often as simple as picking up the phone, scheduling a meeting and working out the details. Not so in state government, however, where many agencies can't seem to communicate with one another without using a highly-paid lobbyist to serve as an intermediary.

Fox 25 Investigative Reports recently highlighted this wasteful government practice, which has reportedly cost taxpayers more than $4 million in the last four and a half years alone. The Fox 25 segment includes an interview with Senate Minority Leader Richard R. Tisei, who has been working with his GOP colleagues in the Senate and House to ban the use of lobbyists by state agencies.

In case you missed it, click here to see the full report.